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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Predicting Suicidal Behavior in Veterans with Bipolar Disorder using Behavioral and Neuroimaging Based Impulsivity Phenotypes
Principal Investigator:

Philip R Szeszko

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $357,835
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Studies examining the relationship between psychiatric illness and suicide from the Department of Veterans Affairs indicate that individuals with bipolar disorder have the highest rate of suicide, which is even greater compared to post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia and major depression. When left untreated, bipolar disorder has a 5-15% risk of death by suicide, making it a top priority for Veterans' mental health care. Individuals with bipolar disorder behave impulsive...

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