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3 particular groups have been recognized as high risk for suicide, study says

April 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
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​​​​By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) - Suicide is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a family.

Victims often gives no reason why they took such a dramatic step and loved ones often wonder why it happened or what they could have done to prevent it.

Physicians also feel a great deal of frustration because they also wonder what they could have done to recognize warning signs.

According to the new study from the University of Toronto, there are three particular groups that have been recognized as high risk.

Those who have suffered from childhood abuse, those who have been victims of domestic violence and people who suffer from migraine headaches.

In case you were wondering a lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among individuals with migraines is almost nine percent compared to two percent of people without this disorder.