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Investigation of the Neural Correlates of the Acquired Capability for Suicide in Child and Adult Brains

2022 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies

Yi Zhou, M.Sc.

Yi Zhou, M.Sc.
Virginia Commonwealth University

Inside the Research

Most people who think about suicide do not make an attempt. It is unclear whether there are differences in the brain between these individuals. Identifying any differences in the brain may increase our understanding of the development of suicide behaviors. Using brain scans from children and young adolescents, we will study how the brain changes in individuals who go on to make a suicide attempt as compared with those who do not.