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A Prospective Study of Sleep Health and Suicidal Behavior

2017 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $99,354
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Tina Goldstein, Ph.D.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Inside the Research

Question: Among adolescents, do sleep difficulties forewarn risk for suicidal behavior?

Strategy: Using smartphones and actigraphy, 50 adolescents in clinical treatment will monitor sleep and suicidal ideation and behavior for three months. Data will be analyzed using machine learning techniques.

Impact: Assessment and prevention strategies for at-risk teens with sleep difficulties.