Suicide and traumatic brain injury: a review by clinical researchers from the National Institute for Disability and Independent Living Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) and Veterans Health Administration Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems

Laura E. Dreer, Xinyu Tang, Risa Nakase-Richardson, Mary Jo Pugh, Molly K. Cox, Erin K. Bailey, Jacob A. Finn, Ross Zafonte, Lisa A. Brenner

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Abstract

Research among a wide range of cohorts (e.g. civilian, military) has increasingly highlighted traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a risk factor for suicidal thoughts and behaviors, including death by suicide. With this recognition, subsequent changes in clinical practice, such as TBI screenings among individuals seeking mental health services, as well as suicide risk assessment among individuals seeking rehabilitation services are essential. Information provided below is aimed at highlighting key and emerging findings regarding suicide and TBI, with the goal of encouraging providers and researchers to explore changing and expanding evidence-based clinical practices to match the needs of those living with a history of TBI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)73-78
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume22
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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