Pilot Study to Identify Modifiable Transdiagnostic Suicide Attempt Risk Factors
2019 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $100,000
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies
Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.
Cognitive control, which enables people to flexibly switch between thought and action and to regulate perseverative thoughts, is related to suicide risk. It is important to test cognitive function over time among people who have made suicide attempts and those who have not, to learn more about thought processes that may be related to risk. It is possible to increase flexibility in thinking which could reduce risk for suicide.