Serving in Iraq, Afghanistan Not Behind Rising Suicide Rates in Military: Study

April 1, 2015 4:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of almost 4 million American military personnel, serving in Iraq or Afghanistan was not associated with suicide risk, a new study finds.

The suicide rate among members of the military has increased over the past decade and seeing action in Iraq and Afghanistan seemed a likely culprit. But that appears not to be the case, said lead researcher Mark Reger, a clinical psychologist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash. Rather, it i...

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