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A Neurocomputational Approach to Discriminate Between Suicide Ideators and Attempters

2020 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Areas: Neurobiological Studies, Psychosocial Studies

Anthony Ruocco, Ph.D.
University of Toronto (Canada)

Inside the Research

Many people think about suicide, but only a fraction attempt it. A critical step toward understanding what leads someone from suicidal ideation to suicide attempt may emerge from the development of a “risk algorithm,” or risk calculator. The study combines clinical, behavioral, and brain-based risk factors that are distinctively related to suicide attempt to develop such a risk calculator. Ultimately, a risk algorithm may help clinicians to evaluate individual risk during an office visit and inform intervention plans.