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Examining the Association between Social Cognitive Deficits and Suicidal Ideation in Eating Disorders

2019 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Emily Pisetsky, Ph.D.

Emily Pisetsky, Ph.D.
University of Minnesota

Mentor: Scott Crow, M.D.

Grant Information

Social cognition, the way people process social information, may underlie the risk for suicide among people with eating disorders. Assessing women with eating disorders in terms of how they process facial communication and attribute others’ intention, as well as other factors associated with suicide and measuring suicidal ideation and behavior over the next year, may improve our understanding and capacity to help prevent suicidal behavior in this group with increased risk.