Journal article

GENETIC VULNERABILITY AS A DISTAL RISK FACTOR FOR SUICIDAL BEHAVIOUR: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND CURRENT KNOWLEDGE

Karl Andriessen, Alja Videtic-Paska

ZDRAVSTVENO VARSTVO | INST PUBLIC HEALTH REPUBLIC SLOVENIA | Published : 2015

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Suicide is a multidimensional problem. Observations of family history of suicide suggest the existence of a genetic vulnerability to suicidal behaviour. AIM: Starting with a historical perspective, the article reviews current knowledge of a genetic vulnerability to suicidal behaviour, distinct from the genetic vulnerability to psychiatric disorders, focused on clinical and population-based studies, and findings from recent molecular genetics association studies. METHOD: The review includes peer-reviewed research articles and review papers from the professional literature in English language, retrieved from PubMed/Medline and PsycINFO. RESULTS: The research literature confirms a..

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Awarded by Slovenian Research Agency


Funding Acknowledgements

Karl Andriessen is supported by a PhD scholarship from the Anika Foundation for Adolescent Depression and Suicide. Alja Videtic Paska is supported by the Slovenian Research Agency Programe Grant no. P1-0104.