Year: 1995 Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.183, no.6, (1995), p.377-383 SIEC No: 19950173

This study used retrospective & prospective data from 402 Vietman veterans receiving treatment in a posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clinic. An etiological model developed for a community sample of Vietnam veterans was examined for its generalizability to this treatment-seeking sample. Causal paths in the treatment-seeking sample mirrored those in the commnity sample in that psychiatric symptoms (including PTSD) were the sole factors contributing directly to attempted suicide. (28 Refs.)