5139.1 Prevalence and correlates of suicide

Wednesday, November 2, 2011: 10:30 AM
This session describes prevalence and correlates of suicide among active duty and veteran soldiers. Presentations address factors associated with risk of suicide, psychiatric symptoms and potential prescription drug abuse as correlates of suicide.
Session Objectives: Describe the distribution of childhood trauma among U.S. Army Soldiers exhibiting suicidal behavior (2005-2010). Describe prescription drug use among active duty soldiers who completed suicide. Describe differences between Veteran suicides with and without psychiatric symptoms.

10:30 AM
Childhood Trauma and Risk for Suicidal Behavior in US Army Soldiers
Rossybelle Perales, MPH, Michael Gallaway, PhD, Anita Spiess, MPH and Amy Millikan, MD, MPH
10:50 AM
Differences between Veteran suicides with and without psychiatric symptoms
Peter Britton, PhD, Mark Ilgen, PhD, Marcia Valenstein, MD, MS, Kerry L. Knox, PhD, Cynthia Claassen, PhD and Kenneth Conner, PsyD

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Organized by: Mental Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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