Genetic studies of suicide risk and research into mental illness
from Open Access Government
Nearly 800,000 people die by suicide every year, and suicide is the leading cause of death for people aged 15-29. While the environment has had an undeniable impact, evidence suggests that genetic factors play a major role in completed suicide. Furthermore, while mental illness and suicide are often intertwined, most people who struggle with mental illness do not die by suicide, which implicates unique suicide genetic risk factors.
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