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Impact of Cognitive Vulnerabilities to Anxiety and Fear of Intense Emotion on Suicidality

2015 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

John Riskind, Ph.D.
George Mason University

Inside the Research

Question: Do Looming Cognitive Style and anxiety sensitivity provide information about suicide risk?

Strategy: Interview individuals who made recent suicide attempts and follow up with bi-monthly assessments for perceived escalating threat, affective control, depression and anxiety, and suicidal ideation and behavior.

Impact: Increased information about the association between anxiety and suicidal behavior.