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Suicidal boys more likely to injure partners in later life

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Boys who attempt suicide before reaching 18 years old are much more likely to be aggressive towards their female partners as adults, according to a new study.

Researchers found that 58 per cent of boys who attempted suicide went on to injure a partner, compared with 23 per cent of young men who had not attempted suicide.

The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, a part of the US government’s Department of Health and Human Sciences, and is published online in the journal of Psychological Medicine.

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