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Sahlgrenska Suicide Studies

Research group

Short description

Our research group studies suicidal behavior over the lifecycle with a special focus on older adults.

Research focus

Our research group studies suicidal behavior over the lifecycle with a special focus on older adults. The latter is a growing age group, with high suicide rates.

Our research can help to counter clichés about suicide in late being a ”normal” phenomenon, by examining how different factors contribute to the development of depression and suicidal behaviors in older adults.

Suicide is not just a psychiatric phenomenon. Therefore, multidisciplinary collaboration is central. The contribution of early childhood factors and life events over the life span are studied, as well as brain function and biomarkers. In clinical studies we identify factors that influence prognosis after suicide attempts and we study how suicide risk is managed, and can be better managed, within health care.

Group members

Principal Investigator

Margda Waern
Professor, Chief Physician

Researchers

  • Anne Ingeborg Berg
  • Anna Ehnvall
  • Madeleine Mellqvist Fässberg
  • Annelie Goulding
  • Khedidja Hedna
  • Stefan Wiktorsson
  • Jing Wu

Doctoral students

  • Katarina Allerby
  • Sara Hed
  • Mattias Jonson
  • Anna Maria Nilsson
  • Irma Rymo

Other co-workers

  • Cecilia Dosché 
  • Athina Ntinti
  • Petter Olsson