Characterizing Inflammatory Profiles and Suicidal Behavior in Adolescents
2020 Focus Grant
Amount Awarded: $1,496,939
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies
Madhukar Trivedi, M.D.
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Inside the Research
Despite increasing suicide rates among adolescents, approaches are available to prevent re-attempts. Understanding the biological factors that play a role is key in preventing suicide among youth. Evidence suggests that inflammation and immune system dysfunction may be linked to suicide. This study seeks to better characterize the immune profiles of adolescents with suicidal behavior. The goal is to inform the development of tools for suicide prevention among adolescents.