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Imaging of the suicidal brain in schizophrenia

2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship
Amount Awarded: $112,000
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies

Ali Bani-Fatemi, Ph.D.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada)

Mentor: Ariel Graff, M.D., Ph.D., Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Canada)

Inside the Research

Brain imaging is a non-invasive way to directly estimate the brain’s structure and functioning. Analyzing brain structure in patients with schizophrenia at either very high risk or very low risk for suicide can provide information to understand suicide risk better. Identifying biological features and mechanisms that influence suicidal ideation and behavior in people with schizophrenia is critical for saving lives of those affected with schizophrenia.