Suicide, Attempted | Study of Cognitive Inhibition Disorders in Depressed Older Suicide Attempters

Suicide, Attempted research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to compare the cognitive inhibition deficit among depressed older suicide attempters compared to depressed older suicide non-attempters.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Age > 65 years old - Score of Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) > 23 - Score of Hamilton Depression Scale >27 - For Group 1 (depressed older suicide non-attempters): No history of suicide attempt - For Group 2 (depressed older suicide attempters) : History of suicide attempt Exclusion Criteria: - Neurological history or medical-surgical affection in the past 3 months. - Dependence or alcohol abuse. - Use of neuroleptics

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Suicide, Attempted

Cognitive Symptoms

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Group 1Depressed older suicide non-attempters

Group 2Depressed older suicide attempters

Study Status

Unknown status

Start Date: December 2010

Completed Date: July 2011


Type: Observational


Primary Outcome: Cognitive inhibition deficit

Secondary Outcome:

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Stephane Richard-Devantoy, Mr.

Lead Sponsor: University Hospital, Angers


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