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Tinnitus, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide in Recent Veterans: A Retrospective Analysis.

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Summary of "Tinnitus, Depression, Anxiety, and Suicide in Recent Veterans: A Retrospective Analysis."

The purpose of this project was to investigate whether there is an association between tinnitus diagnosis and suicide and whether depression and anxiety strengthen that association. Given that tinnitus is the top service-connected disability among U.S. Veterans (Veterans Benefits Administration, 2016) and that suicide among Veterans has been occurring at a higher frequency as compared with community suicide rates (Hoffmire et al., 2015), the possible associations between tinnitus and suicide will be explored. Co-occurring physical conditions also will be examined to determine if they increase the risk of suicide in the context of tinnitus.

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Name: Ear and hearing
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