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Social Integration Lowers Risk of Suicide in Women, Researchers Say

Being socially well integrated appears to lower the risk of suicide in women, according to a study published online today in JAMA Psychiatry. To examine the association between social integration and suicide, Alexander Tsai, M.D., Ph.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital and colleagues analyzed data from 72,607 women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study who were surveyed about their social relationships from 1992 to 2010. Social integration was based on a seven-item scale covering “marital status, social network size, frequency of contact with social ties, and participation in religious or other...

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Published By: Psychiatric News - Wednesday, 29 July, 2015

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