Dr. Bagge demonstrated that people are at increased risk for a suicide attempt while they are drinking (especially when drinking heavily) and soon after experiencing a negative life event.
Dr. Cynthia Bulik used her AFSP Distinguished Investigator Grant to learn more by comparing people with different types of eating disorders in terms of deliberate self-harm with or without suicide intent.
Utilizing SPI during crisis calls provides suicidal individuals, particularly those who are not currently in psychiatric treatment, access to an evidence-based clinical intervention that can greatly reduce suicide risk.
Wouldn't it be great if a doctor could test your genes and prescribe the best medication for treating depression? That’s what Dr. Greg Ordway has been working towards with his AFSP Distinguished Investigator Grant.
While suicide is relatively uncommon, the suicide rate for middle aged white men has gone up since 1979, and the same is true for middle aged white women since 2000.
Dr. Ahearn reviewed records of 1306 veterans treated for bipolar disorder over six years. Patients taking lithium and divalproex together had the absolute lowest rate of suicide attempts.
AFSP Grantee receives $1.95 million from NIH to continue study of antisuicidal properties of lithium
Todd Gould, M.D., received an AFSP Grant to study what may cause lithium have properties that reduce risk for suicide.
In this study 32 patients discharged from the ER or inpatient unit at Harborview Mental Health Services in Washington and given a “Next Day Appointment” (NDA) were randomly assigned to CAMS or Enhanced Care as Usual (E-CAU).
The serotonin system has been identified as a key factor in brain function related to behavioral control and decision-making. Dr. Pennanen studied decision-making and cognitive flexibility in mice whose serotonin 5-HT2c gene had been partially blocked so that amounts of available serotonin were lower.
Dr. Brian Mustanski is one of the first to study a group of LGBT youth over time to learn about what contributes to their suicide attempts.