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Sleep Disturbance and Short-Term Suicide Risk in Youth After Psychiatric Hospitalization

2017 Young Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $85,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Catherine Glenn, Ph.D.
University of Rochester

Mentor: Yeates Conwell, M.D., University of Rochester Medical Center

Inside the Research

Question: Is an adolescent at risk for suicide shortly after hospital discharge for a suicide attempt?

Strategy: Using ecological momentary analysis (EMA) and actigraphy to measure sleep, 50 adolescents admitted to the hospital for a suicide attempt will be assessed during the month after discharge.

Impact: Greater understanding of short-term suicide risk factors.