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Is IQ in childhood associated with suicidal thoughts and attempts? Findings from the Mater University Study of Pregnancy and its outcomes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19606920     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study explores associations of IQ at age 14 with adult symptoms of suicidal thoughts and attempts at age 21. Analysis was based on the Mater University Study of Pregnancy and its outcomes, an Australian prospective birth cohort study started in Brisbane Australia in 1981. We assessed associations with suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts. We used two measures of IQ: the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices and the Wide Range Achievement Test. In multivariable analyses, there was an inverse association between Raven's IQ and suicide thoughts, plans, and attempts, but no strong evidence of an association between the WRAT3 and the three suicidal items. Specific aspects of intelligence may be associated with suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts.
Rosa Alati; David Gunnell; Jake Najman; Gail Williams; Debbie Lawlor
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Suicide & life-threatening behavior     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0363-0234     ISO Abbreviation:  Suicide Life Threat Behav     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-17     Completed Date:  2009-10-13     Revised Date:  2014-02-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608054     Medline TA:  Suicide Life Threat Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  282-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Cohort Studies
Infant, Newborn
Longitudinal Studies
Statistics as Topic
Suicide, Attempted / psychology*
Young Adult
Grant Support
G0600705//Medical Research Council

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