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PTSD and Death from Suicide: An Update from 2017 (PDF)

RQ Vol. 34(2), 2023 by Jenna A. Park, MD, MPH; Natalie B.V. Riblet, MD, MPH; Brian Shiner, MD, MPH; and Jaimie L. Gradus, DMSc, DSc, MPH

Editorial Director: Paul Holtzheimer, MD
Bibliographic Editor: David Kruidenier, MLS
Managing Editor: Heather Smith, BA Ed


Abstract: Suicide is a major public health problem, especially among Veterans. The relationship between PTSD and suicide risk is complicated, but this guide to the literature provides a thoughtful, updated review of the data on the association between PTSD and suicide.


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