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Sleep and Appetite as Risk Markers for Suicidality in a Cross-National Cohort of Suicidal Patients

2017 Linked Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $299,394
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Phillipe Courtet, M.D., Ph.D.
Université de Montpellier (France)

Enrique Baca-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
Fundación Jimenez Diaz

Inside the Research

Question: Do changes in sleep and appetite signal suicide risk?

Strategy: Using an international network, assess 1,000 people who made a suicide attempt using ecological momentary analysis (EMA) on a smartphone to monitor sleep, appetite, suicidal ideation, and mental health.

Impact: New method and markers for suicide risk assessment.