Body trust and agitation: Pathways to suicidal thoughts and behaviors

Research has linked agitation and low body trust to suicidal thoughts and behaviors. We investigated a pathway with agitation accounting for the relationship between body trust and suicidality. 511 individuals recruited via MTurk (Study 1) and 167 undergraduate students (62.9% with suicide attempt history) (Study 2) completed measures of study variables. For ideation, the proposed […]

Overarousal interacts with a sense of fearlessness about death to predict suicide risk in a sample of clinical outpatients

Converging evidence suggests that acute states of overarousal are common prior to┬ásuicidal behavior. Yet, there has been very little theory-driven research of these phenomena. We consider two competing theoretical perspectives. The first is consistent with the interpersonal theory of suicide, which suggests that the prospect of engaging in lethal suicidal behavior should elicit some degree […]

Agitation as a moderator of the relationship between insomnia and current suicidal ideation in the military.

Research has established a link between agitation and insomnia, both of which are considered to be risk factors for suicide. The present study aimed to investigate the moderating role of agitation within the relationship between insomnia and current suicidal ideation in a sample of U.S. military personnel. Consistent with hypotheses, the relationship between insomnia and […]

A meta-analytic review of the association between agitation and suicide attempts.

Agitation has been implicated as an acute risk factor for suicidal behavior, yet the literature to date has not been consolidated to better understand this relationship. We conducted a meta-analysis of the association between agitation and suicidal behavior to synthesize the existing literature (k = 13 studies) and point out future directions for research. Results […]

Overarousal interacts with a sense of fearlessness about death to predict suicide risk in a sample of clinical outpatients.

Converging evidence suggests that acute states of overarousal are common prior to suicidal behavior. Yet, there has been very little theory-driven research of these phenomena. We consider two competing theoretical perspectives. The first is consistent with the interpersonal theory of suicide, which suggests that the prospect of engaging in lethal suicidal behavior should elicit some […]