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What Can We Learn from the Brains of Bipolar Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide?

namipw : April 20, 2017 6:20 pm : Breaking News, Suicide Prevention

Individuals with bipolar disorder are at increased risk for suicide. It is estimated that around 50 percent of individuals with bipolar disorder attempt suicide in their lifetime and 15-20 percent die by suicide. Despite the prevalence of these issues, few studies examine the brain function and neural circuitry (how different parts of the brain connect with each other) of individuals living with bipolar disorder and suicide attempts, especially among youth.

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