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Identifying Biomarkers for Suicide in Offspring at High Risk

2017 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $97,761
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies

Ardesheer Talati, Ph.D.
Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene

Inside the Research

Question: Are there intergenerational biomarkers for suicide?

Strategy: Examine brain scans (fMRI) and historical mental health and stress data of second and third generation offspring of people with depression and increased risk for suicide.

Impact: Improved method of detecting risk for suicidal ideation and behavior.