An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Psychotherapies for Depression to Reduce Suicidal Ideation among Male and Female Veterans

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Although most suicide-related deaths occur among male veterans, women veterans are dying by suicide in increasing numbers. Identifying and increasing access to effective treatments is imperative for Department of Veterans Affairs suicide prevention efforts. This paper examines the impact of evidence-based psychotherapies for depression on suicidal ideation and the role of gender and treatment type in patients’ responses to treatment.


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