Accession Number:

ADA610922

Title:

Study to Examine Psychological Processes in Suicidal Ideation and Behavior (STEPPS)

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Apr 2013-30 Apr 2014

Corporate Author:

GLASGOW UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This study aims to address the dearth in basic science in suicidology by looking at components of two new psychological models that endeavor to identify suicide-specific individual differences factors and patterns of thinking the Integrated Motivational Volitional Model IMV O Connor 2011 and the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide IPT Joiner, 2005. The project is divided into 6 separate studies experimental, prospective, clinical that aim to advance our understanding of the basic psychological processes associated with suicidal ideation and behavior. Study 1 the Scottish Wellbeing Study is a large scale general population based prospective study of young people across Scotland. Study 2 uses a clinical population of patients recently admitted to hospital for self-harm with a 6 month follow-up. Studies 3 and 4 are longitudinal studies that incorporate an experimental component designed to compare changes in pain sensitivity before and after a social stress or defeat manipulation. Studies 5 and 6 investigate the relationship between heightened stress reactivity and suicidality in both a laboratory and real-life setting. Baseline recruitment is complete for study 1 and is ongoing for studies 2, 4 and 5. Studies 3 and 6 are currently being piloted.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE