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Plasma microRNAs as Biomarker for Suicidality and Treatment Outcome

2015 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $90,000
Focus Areas: Genetic Studies, Clinical Treatment Studies

Yogesh Dwivedi, Ph.D.
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Inside the Research

Question: Is there a biomarker for medication treatment response in depression?

Strategies: Compare neural-derived miRNAs’ gene exomes in depressed patients with and without suicidal ideation on lithium vs. paliperidone. Individuals without psychiatric conditions will also be studied.

Impact: Biomarkers for individualized medication treatment for depression with suicidal ideation.