Predictors of suicidal ideation in a gender-stratified sample of OEF/OIF veterans.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There is a growing concern about suicide among Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) veterans. We examined the role of postdeployment mental health in associations between deployment stressors and postdeployment suicidal ideation (SI) in a national sample of 2,321 female and male OEF/OIF veterans. Data were obtained via survey, and path analysis was used. For women and men, mental health symptoms largely accounted for associations between deployment stressors and SI; however, they only partly accounted for the sexual harassment and SI association among women. These findings enhance the understanding of the mental health profile of OEF/OIF veterans.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gradus, JL; Street, AE; Suvak, MK; Resick, PA

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 574 - 588

PubMed ID

  • 23829657

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-278X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/sltb.12040


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England