Monthly Archives: May 2017

Integrating Phenomenological and Neurobiological Models to Enhance Prediction of Adult Psychopathology and Suicidality

In recent years, there have been substantial advancements in research describing the neurobiological underpinnings of mental disorders and suicidality. The goal of this article is to assimilate the prevailing genetic markers, molecular signatures, neurochemical substrates, and patterns of brain activation to rectify current theoretical models of suicidal behavior. Using data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area

Read More

Connecting Ultimate and Proximate Explanations of Suicide

A variety of mechanisms have been proposed which link suicide risk factors and behavior, including psychache, thwarted belongingness, and escape from self, among others. While strong evidence for the predictive power of these variables exists, it remains unclear why these proximal mechanisms are systematically linked to seemingly maladaptive outcomes (i.e., suicidal behavior) across individuals. Building

Read More