Year: 2006 Source: Psychiatric Services, v.57, no.1, (January 2006), p.107-113 SIEC No: 20070151

This study examined the rates of sexual & physical abuse & suicide attempts among male & female patients & focused on these associations among men. Data were examined for a cohort of patients aged 19 years & older who were seeking treatment for mental disorders from the Department of Veteran Affairs between July-September 1997. Among male patients, bivariate analyses showed those who had been recently sexually or physically abused were more likely than those who had not experienced such abuse to have attempted suicide recently. (25 refs.)