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Ralph G. DePalma Memorial TBI Clinical Strategies

TBI and Suicide Risk: Accumulation of Risk Over Time and Strategies for Prevention

by Lisa Brenner, PhD, ABPP ; Daniel Klyce, Ph.D., ABPP ; Mary Jo Pugh, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAES
Seminar date: 12/13/2023

Description: In this cohort study of 860, 892 soldiers, individuals with a history of military-identified TBI had significantly higher rates of new-onset mental health conditions than those without a history of TBI. Increased risk for suicide was associated indirectly, through new-onset mental health diagnoses, and directly with history of TBI. Results from this study suggest the importance of conceptualizing physical and/or psychological exposures as events that accumulate over an individual’s lifetime and increase risk for negative outcomes, such as suicide. Doing so may assist in identifying mechanisms underlying frequently co-occurring conditions, as well as evidence-based interventions.

Intended Audience:
• Clinicians
• Researchers
• Policy Makers

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