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We studied 211 men in a secure forensic hospital who had a history of suicide attempts and compared them with 275 other men in the same hospital. The men with a suicide attempt history had more adverse events in their childhood, especially being physically abused, being separated from their parent, and having a parent with a psychiatric history. Men with a suicide history also had more antisocial features.

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Suicide is a leading cause of death in custody, including in forensic psychiatric hospitals.

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This page is a summary of: The relation of childhood adversity and antisociality to suicide attempts in men admitted to forensic psychiatric hospital, Journal of Forensic Sciences, February 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.14987.
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