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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.