Child abuse and the risk of suicide
LONDON: Children who experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse are significantly more likely to attempt suicide in later life, a study has found.
The analysis of 68 studies by psychologists at the University of Manchester and University of South Wales showed that suicide attempts were three times more likely for people who experienced sexual abuse as a child.
People who experienced physical abuse as a child were two and a half times more likely to attempt suicide. The research in Psycho
logical Medicine also showed that children who experienced multiple abuse are as much as five times more likely to attempt suicide.