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Editorial
May 2014

Suicide Risk Among SoldiersEarly Findings From Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS)

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Center for PTSD, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC
  • 2Departments of Psychiatry and of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(5):487-489. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2014.24

Modeled after the Framingham Heart Study, the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Servicemembers (Army STARRS) is designed to identify salient risk and protective factors regarding suicide, adverse mental health outcomes, and functional impairment. This groundbreaking initiative is investigating a wide range of domains, from large administrative data sets to behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic markers. It will certainly have a great impact on the field of psychiatry.

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