Pilot Study to Identify Modifiable Transdiagnostic Suicide Attempt Risk Factors
Carolyn Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
2018 Standard Research Grant
Cognitive control, which enables people to flexibly switch between thought and action and to regulate perseverative thoughts, is related to suicide risk. It is important to test cognitive function over time among people who have made suicide attempts and those who have not, to learn more about thought processes that may be related to risk. It is possible to increase flexibility in thinking which could reduce risk for suicide.