Alcoholic parents boost suicide risk in teenage children by 85%

If you drink heavily then it is not just you who will be damaged.

“These findings underscore the need for comprehensive client and family assessments by clinicians to identify people in particular need of early interventions.  Individuals whose parents were divorced or abused alcohol might be more vulnerable for suicide than those from intact or nonalcoholic households.  Prevention and treatment efforts need to target groups that are accurately identified as at risk”
Lead author Dana Alonzo, PhD, of Columbia University, May 2014.

The research involved data from 43,093 people 18 years old or older in the US 2001-2002 Department of Health and Human Services survey and included criteria from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria for depression.  The study was published in the American Psychological Association’s American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  The research was published in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.  The researchers found that growing up with an alcoholic parent may increase the risk of suicide by 85%.  As reported by counselheal.com on May 06, 2014 and psychcentral.com on May 7, 2014.

 

 


 

Posted: Sunday 29 June 2014