Posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide risk among veterans: a literature review.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_9DDC0D5799B1
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Posttraumatic stress disorder and suicide risk among veterans: a literature review.
Journal
The Journal of nervous and mental disease
Author(s)
Pompili M., Sher L., Serafini G., Forte A., Innamorati M., Dominici G., Lester D., Amore M., Girardi P.
ISSN
1539-736X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0022-3018
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
201
Number
9
Pages
802-812
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't ; Review ; Systematic Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is frequently associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. Suicide is an important cause of death in veterans, and the risk for intentional death continues to be high many years after service. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether there is a relationship between PTSD and suicidal behavior among veterans. We also discussed the risk factors of suicide among war veterans with PTSD. A systematic review was conducted focusing on war-related PTSD and suicidal behavior. A total of 80 articles from peer-reviewed journals were identified, 34 were assessed for eligibility, and 16 were included. Having a history of PTSD is associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality and increased the risk for suicidal behavior. The association between PTSD and suicidal behavior was confirmed by the presence of other risk factors and high rates of comorbidity. Current suicidal behavior should be adequately assessed in war veterans.
Keywords
Afghan Campaign 2001-, Cause of Death, Combat Disorders/diagnosis, Combat Disorders/epidemiology, Combat Disorders/psychology, Comorbidity, Cross-Sectional Studies, Humans, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Risk Factors, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/diagnosis, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/epidemiology, Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic/psychology, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide/psychology, Suicide/statistics & numerical data, Suicide, Attempted/psychology, Suicide, Attempted/statistics & numerical data, Veterans/psychology, Veterans/statistics & numerical data, Vietnam Conflict, Violence/psychology, Violence/statistics & numerical data
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Web of science
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