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Risk Factors of Paulsen et al for Suicide by a Patient with Huntington's Disease

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Psychiatry
Clinical Laboratory

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A patient with a debilitating hereditary disease such as Huntington's chorea may be tempted to commit suicide. Paulsen et al identified certain time periods when the risk is greater than at other times. The authors are from the Huntington Study Group, a large group of researchers in Australia, Europe and North America.

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