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Comment & Response
January 2017

Suicide Attempts Among US Army Soldiers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans
  • 2Department of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan Health System Back and Pain Center, Ann Arbor
JAMA Psychiatry. 2017;74(1):106. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.2280

To the Editor The article of Ursano and colleagues1 is interesting and informative. The authors examined suicide attempt risk factors, methods, and timing among soldiers currently deployed, previously deployed, and never deployed at the time the study was conducted. Ursano et al1 concluded that identifying the timing and risk factors for suicide attempt in soldiers requires consideration of environmental context, individual characteristics, and mental health.