Research Connection

Drinking Increases Risk for Suicide Attempts

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.

New “Next Day Appointment” Treatment Shows Promise

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).

What Mouse Behavior Tells Us About Suicide

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.