UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Stephanie Daniel

Dr. Stephanie Daniel (Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnerships) received a continuation of funding from Duke University for the project “Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms of Risk for Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors.” Over the last 15 years, the researchers have had great success in following a sample of formerly psychiatrically hospitalized adolescents through adulthood to help us better understand the risk and course suicidal thoughts and behavior, the abstract states. “Using longitudinal data from this study, we have recently examined sensitization as a process that may contribute to recurrent suicidal behavior, the predictive validity of clinical characteristics of suicidal behavior, and differing developmental trajectories in suicide ideation and attempts from adolescence through adulthood. With this revised renewal application, we propose to study cognitive and affective mechanisms that we hypothesize are associated with suicidal thoughts and behavior. This study is consistent with the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative of NIH and a cognitive and affective neuroscience approach for assessing mechanisms associated with risk. This study also has clear translational implications for prediction of suicidal thoughts and behavior, and for intervention development for individuals with differing histories of suicidal thoughts and behavior.”