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Association Between Parental Medical Claims for Opioid Prescriptions and Risk of Suicide Attempt by Their Children

Association Between Parental Medical Claims for Opioid Prescriptions and Risk of Suicide Attempt... Key PointsQuestionIs there an association between parental use of prescription opioids and suicide attempts by their children? FindingsThis pharmacoepidemiologic study compared rates of suicide attempts in children of parents who used opioids (>1 year of filled prescriptions) with a matched set of families in which parents did not fill opioid prescriptions. A statistically significant doubling of the risk of suicide attempts among the children of parents who used opioids was found. MeaningChildren of parents who use opioids may be at increased risk for suicide attempts, which may be a contributing factor to the time trend in adolescent suicidality. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Association Between Parental Medical Claims for Opioid Prescriptions and Risk of Suicide Attempt by Their Children

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 76 (9) – Sep 22, 2019

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2019 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
2168-622X
eISSN
2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.0940
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionIs there an association between parental use of prescription opioids and suicide attempts by their children? FindingsThis pharmacoepidemiologic study compared rates of suicide attempts in children of parents who used opioids (>1 year of filled prescriptions) with a matched set of families in which parents did not fill opioid prescriptions. A statistically significant doubling of the risk of suicide attempts among the children of parents who used opioids was found. MeaningChildren of parents who use opioids may be at increased risk for suicide attempts, which may be a contributing factor to the time trend in adolescent suicidality.

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 22, 2019

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