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Suicides and Severe Suicide Attempts among Subjects with Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorder

2016 Distinguished Investigator Grant
Amount Awarded: $125,000
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Andre Sourander, Ph.D.
University of Turku (Finland)

Inside the Research

Question: What factors are associated with suicide among youth with neuropsychiatric disorders?

Strategy: Use Finnish register cases of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD and Conduct Disorder to examine prevalence and risk factors associated with suicide and severe suicide attempts.

Impact: Early identification of high-risk adolescents with neuropsychiatric conditions.