Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder – Part 1 of 3
Increased Risk Of Suicide Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder. Military veterans with psychiatric illnesses are at increased jeopardize for suicide, says a new study. The greatest endanger is among males with bipolar disorder and females with substance abuse disorders, according to the researchers at the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Healthcare System and the University of Michigan. Overall, bipolar scramble (the least common diagnosis at 9 percent) was more strongly associated with suicide than any other psychiatric condition.
The researchers examined the psychiatric records of more than three million veterans who received any genus of care at a VA facility in 1999 and were still alive at the beginning of 2000. The patients were tracked for the next seven years.