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Comment & Response
September 2015

On Deployment and Military Suicide Risk

Author Affiliations
  • 1National Center for Veterans Studies, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City

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JAMA Psychiatry. 2015;72(9):949-950. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2015.0671

To the Editor The study by Reger et al1 published in JAMA Psychiatry reported that deployment history was not associated with suicide death among military personnel who had deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan. Their results converge with several previously published studies2,3 but contradict findings obtained from other studies,4 thereby again raising the question about whether deployment is a risk factor for suicide among military personnel.

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