Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

Brain Scans Reveal a Possible Biomarker for Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD

Brain Scans Reveal a Possible Biomarker for Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD

Researchers have used brain scanning technology to confirm a relationship between levels of a common type of receptor and the risk for suicidal thinking in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The discovery could help scientists develop a test for suicide risk in PTSD patients, as well as a potential new way to treat PTSD.