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The Etiology of Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in a Population-Based Sample

2021
Amount Awarded: $97,858
Focus Areas: Genetic Studies, Psychosocial Studies

Alexis Edwards, Ph.D.

Alexis Edwards, Ph.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University

Inside the Research

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicidal behaviors are correlated, but distinct outcomes and how they are related remains unclear. This study aims to assess how a range of sociodemographic, behavioral, and environmental predictors are similarly or differentially related to NSSI and suicidal attempt in a large, population-based study. We will further assess the contributions of aggregate or combined genetic risk for related outcomes such as substance misuse, major depression, personality.