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A Genetically Informed Study of the Intergenerational Transmission of Suicidal Behavior

2015 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $87,871
Focus Areas: Genetic Studies, Psychosocial Studies, Loss Survivor Studies

Brian D'Onofrio, Ph.D.
Indiana University, Bloomington

Inside the Research

Question: Do genetics, environment, and exposure to parental suicidal behavior relate to transmission of suicide across generations?

Strategy: Combine and analyze longitudinal, population-based registries, which include birth records of all offspring born in Sweden, family relationships, causes of deaths, and diagnostis for all hospitalizations.

Impact: Information about potential for suicide in families.