project . 2018 - 2022 . On going

Childhood trauma, stress and suicide: Towards a better understanding of the precise causal mechanisms.

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: 2113219
  • Funded under: ESRC
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    30 Sep 2018
    End Date
    31 Dec 2022
Description
Suicide is a major cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1.5% of all mortality (WHO, 2014). The causes of suicidal behaviour are not fully understood; identification of risk and protective factors would help predict the risk of suicide and identify targets for intervention to improve suicide prevention (Mann et al., 1999)(O'Connor, 2011). Recent evidence has suggested that dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity, as measured by cortisol levels, has been identified as one potential risk factor for suicide (McGirr et al., 2010). In support of this notion, O'Connor et al., (2017) found that participants who had made a previous suicide at...
Description
Suicide is a major cause of death worldwide, responsible for 1.5% of all mortality (WHO, 2014). The causes of suicidal behaviour are not fully understood; identification of risk and protective factors would help predict the risk of suicide and identify targets for intervention to improve suicide prevention (Mann et al., 1999)(O'Connor, 2011). Recent evidence has suggested that dysregulated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity, as measured by cortisol levels, has been identified as one potential risk factor for suicide (McGirr et al., 2010). In support of this notion, O'Connor et al., (2017) found that participants who had made a previous suicide at...
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