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Veterans’ Suicides Fuel Search for Answers

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by Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD

As the Congress, VA, CDC and the Obama Administration address the issue, recent neuroimaging studies point to effective diagnostic tools available for PTSD and TBI — two common conditions among suicide victims.

On July 7, 2016, the Department of Veterans Affairs released its official accounting of suicide deaths among Veterans. On average, 20 veterans committed suicide each day in 2014. Prior estimates had set the number at 22 per day, but the reality is equally chilling.

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