Psychological Inflexibility Predicts of Suicidal Ideation Over Time in Veterans of the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Psychological inflexibility, or how individuals respond to distressing internal experiences, may be a modifiable risk factor for suicide in veterans. It was hypothesized that psychological inflexibility would predict suicidal ideation after accounting for established risk factors at baseline and 1 year later. Post-9/11 veterans (N = 309) completed clinical interview and self-report measures at baseline and 1-year follow-up. Results indicated that psychological inflexibility predicted severity of suicidal ideation at both baseline and 1 year later, after accounting for established risk factors. Psychological inflexibility is an important marker of risk for suicidal ideation, and could be a target for interventions aimed at reducing suicide.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

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

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 627 - 641

PubMed ID

  • 28891193

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC8491575

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-278X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/sltb.12388


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England