Associations between types of combat violence and the acquired capability for suicide.

@article{Bryan2011AssociationsBT,
  title={Associations between types of combat violence and the acquired capability for suicide.},
  author={Craig J Bryan and Kelly C. Cukrowicz},
  journal={Suicide & life-threatening behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={126-36}
}
Research suggests that combat exposure might increase risk for suicide. The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS) proposes that exposure to painful and provocative experiences such as combat contribute to fearlessness about death and increased pain tolerance, which serve to enhance the individual's capability to attempt suicide. Violent and aggressive combat experiences, in particular, should demonstrate relatively stronger associations to this capability. The current study tests… CONTINUE READING

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