Using Genomic and Clinical Data to Distinguish Child Psychiatry Outpatients at High Risk for Suicide
2019 Pilot Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $29,989
Focus Areas: Genetic Studies, Psychosocial Studies
Alysa Doyle, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School
We need to learn more about youth suicide. Closely examining 1,400 youths receiving treatment at a psychiatric clinic with regard to diagnosis, depression, aggression, genetic samples, and other factors provides a unique opportunity. Given that youth with attention deficit disorder and major depression have higher rates of suicide, taking a multifactored approach will increase our capacity to develop targeted interventions to prevent this second leading cause of death in youth.