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Behavioral Mechanisms, Prediction, and Treatment of Short-Term Suicide Risk

2017 Focus Grant
Amount Awarded: $975,000
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies

Alan Swann, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Inside the Research

Focus: Short-Term Risk

Question: Can we better understand important contributors to suicide?

Strategy: A matched sample of people with and without a recent potentially lethal suicide attempt will be compared on behavioral and neurological risk factors, and the effects of lithium on these measures will be tested.

Impact: Improved understanding of suicide and the effects of lithium on these measures will be tested.