Year: 1997 Source: AAS Newslink, v.23, no.1, (Spring 1997), p.1 & 6 SIEC No: 19970469

This article discusses the claims that Vietnam veterans are at high risk for suicide attempts. Author states that these claims were not based on data from studies of mortality among Vietnam veterans & that they are inflated & unreliable. He claims that the risk may be only slightly greater. While subgroups of veterans may be at risk, service in Vietnam was not found to correlate with risk of suicide. Discusses factors such as posttraumatic stress disorder & substance abuse.