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How men are unable to cope with the agony of arthritis: Those with the condition are nearly TWICE as likely to commit suicide

June 17, 2016

Daily Mail UK | June. 16, 2016

University of Toronto research found that one in 26 arthritic men had attempted suicide compared to one in 50 non-arthritic men, in a study of over 21,000 people. Female sufferers were also more likely to attempt suicide than those who did not have arthritis – 5.3 per cent attempting compared to 3.2 per cent respectively. The study also found that arthritic adults who had suffered childhood abuse from parents were three times more likely to attempt suicide than arthritic adults who had not. Read more.