Navigation Links
Killing in war linked with suicidal thoughts among Vietnam veterans, study finds
Date:4/18/2012

The experience of killing in war was strongly associated with thoughts of suicide, in a study of Vietnam-era veterans led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The scientists found that veterans with more experiences involving killing were twice as likely to have reported suicidal thoughts as veterans who had fewer or no experiences.

To evaluate the experience of killing, the authors created four variables killing enemy combatants, killing prisoners, killing civilians in general and killing or injuring women, children or the elderly. For each veteran, they combined those variables into a single composite measure. The higher the composite score, the greater the likelihood that a veteran had thought about suicide.

The relationship between killing and suicidal thoughts held even after the scientists adjusted for variables including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, substance use disorders and exposure to combat.

The study, which was published electronically on April 13 in the journal Depression and Anxiety, was based on an analysis of data from the National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Survey, a comprehensive study of a nationally representative sample of Vietnam-era veterans.

The authors cited other research indicating that veterans are at elevated risk of suicide compared to people with no military service. They noted that by 2009, the suicide rate in the U.S. Army had risen to 21.8 per 100,000 soldiers, a rate exceeding that of the general population.

"The VA has a lot of very good mental health programs, including programs targeting suicide prevention. Our goal is to make those programs even stronger," said lead author Shira Maguen, a clinical psychologist at SFVAMC and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF. "We want clinicians and suicide prevention coordinators to be aware that in ana
'/>"/>

Contact: Steve Tokar
steve.tokar@ncire.org
415-221-4810 x5202
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Plasmacytoid DCs: Tumor-killing immune cells
2. Cancer-killing compound spares healthy cells
3. Cancer-killing cells are caught on film in more 3-D detail than ever before
4. Led by advances in chemical synthesis, scientists find natural product shows pain-killing properties
5. New dishware sanitizers prove more effective at killing harmful bacteria
6. Compound enhances cancer-killing properties of agent in trials
7. Button Batteries Killing, Disabling Children
8. Is Our Junk Food Diet Killing America?
9. Online Tool Created to Contact Vatican Officials: Why Are American Bishops Allowed to Defy the Popes Words Concerning Child Killing and the Eucharist?
10. Is Your Exercise Routine Killing You?
11. Anxiety Linked to Smarts in Brain Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... When head lice hits a home or school, parents and ... of it while keeping it from taking over the house ... solution right in their neighborhood: Lice Troopers . Expanding ... spectrum head lice screening and treatment services to families and ... Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest and South Miami. , The ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of burns ... so you need to be extra cautious, an expert ... see a significant increase in patients coming in with ... Suffolk County Volunteer Firefighters Burn Center of Stony Brook ... be full of joy, but if not careful, could ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 24, ... a "fountain of youth" drug that can delay the effects ... new study suggests. Seniors received a significant boost to ... genetic signaling pathway linked to aging and immune function, researchers ... experimental medication, a version of the drug rapamycin, improved the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 “ SmileStix ” ... which features the latest and coolest mobile applications on the ... expert and host of NewsWatch, conducted the app review and ... to create personal stickers. , The old saying goes, “A ... lot of words that can describe a single image, because ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Each year trauma accounts for ... hospital admissions across the nation (according to the ... CDC’s National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey collected ... in 2010. They estimated that there were between 3.5 ... a primary diagnosis of broken bone or fracture. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Don't Let Burns Mar Your Holidays 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 2Health News:Researchers Take 'First Baby Step' Toward Anti-Aging Drug 3Health News:An Application to Create Custom Stickers was Featured on NewsWatch Television on December 19, 2014 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 3Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 4
... In an 18-year-study on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ... stimulants is associated with improved long-term academic success ... are the first population-based data to show stimulant ... A related Mayo Clinic study reveals that compared ...
... raises risks for unsightly blemishes, research shows , ... meant to protect the skin, a cooling technique ... in dark-skinned patients after laser treatment for mole-like ... not life-threatening, but postinflammatory hyperpigmentation may cause substantial ...
... The U.S. Agency for,International Development (USAID) today ... Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and,Humanitarian Assistance, is traveling ... 16-30. As part of his portfolio, Hess,oversees the ... Foreign Disaster,Assistance, and Democracy and Governance., Hess,s ...
... community for their pelvic,health and fitness, CHICAGO, ... the launch of its micro-site, http://www.totalcontrolprogram.com along ... But Only When You Want To!" The site ... about pelvic health and fitness as well as ...
... predicted by opponents,to "assisted suicide," those seeking to make ... Supporters of "assisted suicide,",including a few members of the ... counseling sessions -- via a new 1-800 number -- ... lives. "This effort to put a clerical collar ...
... set to reach more than ... $30 million in sales this year, MILL CREEK, Wash., Sept. ... than $30 million of its line of healthy,all-natural energy drinks in 2007. ... has recently announced major new,additions to its product line and launched its ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Mayo Clinic study indicates medication for ADHD may help student outcomes 2Health News:Mayo Clinic study indicates medication for ADHD may help student outcomes 3Health News:Skin Cooling After Laser Treatment Could Leave Marks 2Health News:USAID Assistant Administrator Hess Travels to Southern Africa 2Health News:New Website Helps Women Be Fit, Sexy and in Control! 2Health News:Zipfizz(R) Blows Away Competition 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014  The American Diabetes Association is ... for people with diabetes and that all people ... of statins, in keeping with recent changes to ... American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart ... most recent changes to the Association,s annual revised ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 In response to urgent ... of Sierra Leone , Direct Relief delivered ... for the treatment of local health workers who contract ... new dedicated Ebola care center was constructed for foreign health ... is not available for local Sierra Leonean health workers. ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... HILL, N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014  Medical ... success. As the key link between the medical device ... grow even more in the coming years as the ... According to research by benchmarking firm, ... MSLs can gain an important edge is by harnessing ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4First Ebola Treatment Unit for Local Health Workers Arrives in Sierra Leone 2Role of Medical Science Liaisons Evolving in Medical Device Sector 2
... Sept. 6, 2011 Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: ... injectable pharmaceuticals, today announced positive results from a Phase ... in patients with renal (kidney) dysfunction who have anemia. ... or blood level and distribution in the body, for ...
... published in the August issue of the Journal of Medical ... of Health Law & Executive Director, Institute of Health Law ... Tim Mackey, Senior Research Associate at IHLS and PhD Student ... Diego – San Diego State University, assess the global public ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Hospira Announces Positive Results From Phase I U.S. Clinical Trial of Biosimilar Erythropoietin in Renal Patients 2Hospira Announces Positive Results From Phase I U.S. Clinical Trial of Biosimilar Erythropoietin in Renal Patients 3JMIR Article by IHLS Authors Discusses Global Public Health Implications of Social Media Direct-to-Consumer Advertising by Illicit Online Pharmacies and Private Entities 2
... NCP-1, was designed to maximize patient comfort ... the first ever to feature Vacuum Pump ... augmentation and reduces the "slamming" effect commonly ... treatment platform maintains patients comfort and security ...
... The Arctic Sun 2000 represents a ... The Arctic Sun System rapidly induces mild ... from therapeutic hypothermia or rapidly reduces temperature ... monitors and maintains core body temperature in ...
... Artic Sun 100 monitors and controls patient ... hypothermia associated with surgery, trauma, or other ... response to feedback provided from a patient ... ambient (room air) and 42C (107.6F) to ...
... its professional AED offeringthe G3 Pro. ... ECG color display, provides manual override ... most advanced technology available to provide ... for emergency treatment of sudden cardiac ...
Medicine Products: