Jeff Bridge, PhD, principal investigator in the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, and his lab are currently conducting the first large-scale prospective study of the developmental antecedents of adolescent suicidal behavior that comprehensively addresses multiple risk and protective factors in adolescents with major mood disorders. This research will clarify the specific behavioral and neurocognitive pathways contributing to the etiopathogenesis of youth suicidal behavior and inform the development of practical suicide risk evaluation tools, empirically-based treatments, and preventive interventions to reduce adolescent suicide.
VIDEO: Watch as Dr. Bridge discusses how his research is set to measure the warning signs of suicide
VIDEO: Watch a volunteer demonstrate the computerized task Dr. Bridge uses to explore the relationship between impulsive aggression and future suicidal behavior in depressed teenagers.
Bridge JA, McBee-Strayer SM, Cannon EA, Sheftall AH, Reynolds B, Campo JV, Pajer KA, Barbe RP, Brent DA. Impaired decision making in adolescent suicide attempters. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Apr;51(4):394-403.
Contact: Jeff Bridge