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Towards Identification of Behavioral and Neural Predictors of Adolescent Suicidality

2016 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $30,000
Focus Area: Neurobiological Studies

Jeremy Stewart, Ph.D.
McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School

Inside the Research

Question: Does sensitivity to social rejection predict suicidal ideation and behavior?

Strategy: Hospitalized depressed adolescent suicide attempters and non-attempters will engage in a peer feedback task while an electroencephalography (EEG) measures brain function. There will be one and three month follow-up assessments.

Impact: A task-based marker of suicide risk may improve clinical decision-making.