Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Workshop #4: Understanding Suicidal Behaviors in Adolescents

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Did  you know that suicide is the third leading cause of death of individuals age 10 to 24? This workshop at the NAMI Education Conference on Saturday will explain the most up-to-date research on suicide among this age group. In terms the everyday person can understand, the presentation will include the neurobiology of suicidal behavior and highlight preliminary findings from the brain scans of adolescents with a history of suicide attempts. Basic review of the brain circuitry of depression will be included. A case report reviewing contributing factors for treatment-resistant depression and suicidal behavior will also be presented. The relevance of this information to understanding suicidal behavior in adolescents, and future directions of research, will be discussed.

For more information or to register for the conference, click here. Registration deadline is today!

Presenter: Lisa Pan, MD, is the assistant professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic.

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