Cycles of Suicide
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
Pagination or Media Count:
This clinical presentation compares suicides in United States Army personnel, 1975-1982, and in the United States, 1972-1978. The author presents a current epidemiological approach and points out some as-yet unresolved aspects of this work in order to solicit comments from this audience. The goal of this observational study is to try to determine if there are meaningful fluctuations in the suicide data and to provide an analysis of the data base that identifies the correlates of any of these changes in the rates.