Young Men Attempting Suicide Have Emotional Problems Pre-Puberty


“Teenage and young adult men who make serious suicide attempts often had emotional problems at age 8, while most suicidal women succumb to depressions that develop after puberty, Finnish researchers said on Monday. Nearly four out of five suicidal men tracked in a study in Finland had exhibited problems as 8-year-olds that were evident to their teachers or parents. ‘Most males who commit suicide or need hospital care after a suicide attempt have high levels of psychiatric problems at the age of 8 years,’ wrote Dr. Andre Sourander of Turku University Hospital in Finland and colleagues.” [Retuers]