Year: 2022 Source: Scientific Reports. (2022). 12(1), 5470. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-09459-4. SIEC No: 20220359

This study explored the diferences in emotional memory between adolescents with and without suicidal ideation. Fifty adolescents with depression and suicidal ideation, 36 with depression but no suicidal ideation, and 41 healthy controls rated the emotional valence of positive, neutral, and
negative pictures. Then, the recognition of the images was evaluated 72 h later. Adolescents with suicidal ideation reported more negative emotional valence scores for positive and neutral pictures nd were signifcantly less likely to recognize negative pictures than were those without suicidal ideation. The performance of adolescents with suicidal ideation on the negative picture recognition test was closely related to anxiety, depression severity, and intensity of suicidal ideation. The negative bias toward neutral stimuli and cognitive impairment may be important risk factors forĀ  adolescents with suicidal ideation. Improving emotional memory via targeted management approaches may help young people with suicidal ideation.