Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychology, v.46, no.6, (November 1990), p.713-721 SIEC No: 19910059

Suicidal behavior among 60 Vietnam veterans with chronic PTSD was evaluated. Ss were divided into 2 groups based on the presence of suicidal behavior (a Suicide Group & a Non-suicide Group). Results showed that the Suicide Group possessed problems in paternal child-rearing patterns, current adjustment difficulties & PTSD symptoms of survival guilt & crying. In a regression analysis, paternal inconsistency of love, survivor guilt, tendency to cry, age & sex accounted for the variance in behavior.