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Conference Abstract
Published: 2021-12-11

Suicide prevention in the world's armies (review of suicide factors)

Ukrainian Military Medical Academy
Bohomolets National Medical University
private practice
prevention suicide military risk factors


This is a conference abstract from the ІV Scientific and Practical Conference "Psychosomatic medicine: science and practice". It is dedicated to the suicide prevention in the world's armies.

The suicidal behavior of military personnel is a complex process, for which it is necessary to consider the personality of a serviceman from different angles (anamnesis of the family and the serviceman himself, personality traits revealed during psychological study, observation of the behavior of a serviceman during military service) and take into account all possible risk factors for the development of suicidal behavior, there is a possibility of preventing suicide. 

Full-text of the article is available for this locale: Українська.


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How to Cite

Сиропятов О, Дзеружинська Н, Korshevnyuk D. Suicide prevention in the world’s armies (review of suicide factors) . PMGP [Internet]. 2021Dec.11 [cited 2022Jun.29];6(4):e0604310. Available from: