Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans.

  title={Posttraumatic stress disorder as a risk factor for suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans.},
  author={Matthew Jakupcak and Jessica W Cook and Zac E. Imel and Alan F. Fontana and Robert A. Rosenheck and Miles M. McFall},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={22 4},
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was examined as a risk factor for suicidal ideation in Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans (N = 407) referred to Veterans Affairs mental health care. The authors also examined if risk for suicidal ideation was increased by the presence of comorbid mental disorders in veterans with PTSD. Veterans who screened positive for PTSD were more than 4 times as likely to endorse suicidal ideation relative to non-PTSD veterans. Among veterans who screened positive for… 

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