ENIGMA Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors

Following a successful project in the ENIGMA-MDD group (see publication here), we will continue this work on suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STB) with a new transdiagnostic working group (ENIGMA-STB). We aim to identify neurobiological variations associated with suicidal ideations and behaviors, to ultimately leverage information from brain structure, function, along with clinical and demographic factors, to predict the likelihood of a future suicidal attempt. The working group is a collaborative effort with researchers from around the world working with neuroimaging datasets that have collected relevant information.
The ENIGMA-STB working group is currently co-chaired by Drs. Lianne Schmaal, Neda Jahanshad and Miguel Renteria and funded by NIMH (R01 MH117601; PIs: Jahanshad / Schmaal) as well as the MQ Mental Health Foundation (PIs: Schmaal / Blumberg / van Harmelen).
The projects funded through the MQ Mental Health Foundation and led by Dr. Lianne Schmaal, Prof. Hilary Blumberg and Dr. Anne-Laura van Harmelen, will focus on elucidating transdiagnostic anatomical and white matter integrity alterations associated with suicidal ideation and behaviors, specifically in youths aged 12-25.
For any questions or to join, please contact Lianne Schmaal (lianne.schmaal@unimelb.edu.au) and/or Neda Jahanshad (neda.jahanshad@ini.usc.edu).

For an overview of the different cohorts included (April 2021), please click here.

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