Year: 2014 Source: Archives of Suicide Research.(2014).18(2):117-130.DOI:10.1080/13811118.2013.826154 SIEC No: 20140393

Parents with psychopathology such as alcohol use disorder (AUD) that confers risk for suicide attempt (SA) may have children who are more likely to develop such psychopathology and to attempt suicide, suggesting that risk may be ÒtransmittedÓ from parents to children. We examined this phenomenon during the transition from childhood to adolescence, when risk for SA increases dramatically. As hypothesized, parental antisocial personality disorder predicted conduct disorder symptoms in offspring both during childhood and adolescence (parent-child model, father-child model) and maternal AUD predicted conduct disorder symptoms during childhood (mother-child model).

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