Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

This ebook explores the enormous risk for suicide among individuals affected by traumatic brain injury (TBI). Research reviewed here indicates that severe brain damage and alteration in executive dysfunction may represent a compelling link with suicidal ideation. The ebook summarizes how health-care professionals are examining the forces that play an integral role in suicidal behavior. Recommendations for caregivers are provided.

Written by:
Lisa Brenner, Ph.D., Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 19, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center; University of Colorado, School of Medicine, CO

Peter M. Gutierrez, Ph.D., Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 19, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center; University of Colorado, School of Medicine, CO

Jo Huggins, M.S.W., M.C.I.S., Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 19, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center; University of Colorado, School of Medicine, CO

Jennifer Olson-Madden, Ph.D., Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 19, Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center; University of Colorado, School of Medicine, CO

Edited by:
Alan L. Berman, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology, President, International Association for Suicide Prevention

Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Sant’ Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA

Medical Conditions Associated with Suicide Risk: Suicide and Traumatic Brain Injury

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