Is Intelligence Linked To Suicidal Behavior? Study Says YES


A study based on information on human intelligence and emotional control found the relation between intelligence, emotional control and the risk of suicide later in life.

Is Intelligence Linked To Suicidal Behavior? Study Says YES  Is Intelligence Linked To Suicidal Behavior? Study Says YES is intelligence linked to suicidal behavior study says yes
Is Intelligence Linked To Suicidal Behavior? Study Says YES

A brand-new research based on information on human intelligence and emotional control, gathered from 48,738 Swedish men at ages 18-20 years, found the relation between intelligence, emotional control and the risk of suicide later in life.

The study titled “How intelligence and emotional control are related to suicidal behavior across the life course – A register-based study with 38-year follow-up” found that intelligence and emotional control measured in late years both showed robust inverse associations with suicidal behaviour over the 38-year follow-up.

The data were linked to national registers giving information on subsequent suicidal behavior up to the age of 59 years, the study said.

However, while the association between lower intelligence and higher rate of suicidal behavior remained the same throughout, the association between lower emotional control and suicidal behavior was substantially stronger in early adulthood than in late middle age, the study added.



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