Combat experience and postservice psychosocial status as predictors of suicide in Vietnam veterans.

@article{Farberow1990CombatEA,
  title={Combat experience and postservice psychosocial status as predictors of suicide in Vietnam veterans.},
  author={Norman L. Farberow and H Bindy K Kang and Tim A Bullman},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1990},
  volume={178 1},
  pages={32-7}
}
The authors examined potential risk factors for suicide among 38 Vietnam veterans using 46 Vietnam veterans who died from motor vehicle accidents as a comparison group. The veterans were selected from Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's file (1977-1982). Data for these veterans were obtained from military service records, the coroner's reports, and the psychological autopsy conducted with the decedents' family members. No military service factor was associated with suicide. The… CONTINUE READING

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