A 12-Month prospective study of the effects of PTSD-depression comorbidity on suicidal behavior in Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans.

Journal Article

The present study used validated clinical interviews to assess the effect of comorbid PTSD-depression on suicidal behavior over the course of 12 months in 309 Iraq/Afghanistan-era veterans. Logistic regression models demonstrated that comorbid PTSD-depression was a statistically significant predictor of suicide attempts at the 12-month follow-up in both the total sample and in the subset of veterans with PTSD/depression (n=98). In contrast, gender, age, race, sexual orientation, and baseline history of suicide attempts did not have significant effects. These findings suggest that comorbid PTSD-depression may be a significant risk factor for future suicidal behavior in veterans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kimbrel, NA; Meyer, EC; DeBeer, BB; Gulliver, SB; Morissette, SB

Published Date

  • September 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 243 /

Start / End Page

  • 97 - 99

PubMed ID

  • 27376669

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1872-7123

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-1781

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.011

Language

  • eng