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RCT Investigating EMDR for Suicidal Ideation

Suicide is a major public health issue, and is the 9th leading cause of death overall. Suicidal thinking and behaviours have been linked to painful childhood experiences, stressors, and psychological trauma. Stressful experiences are also strongly linked to the development of a variety of mental health problems, including anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. However, patients with suicidal ideas are often left out of trauma treatment, for fear that it will worsen their distress and increase their suicidal thinking. However, there is preliminary evidence that treating posttraumatic stress symptoms in patients with suicidal thoughts can lead to improvement in their symptoms and a reduction in suicidal thinking. For many individuals, overwhelming emotions and/or painful negative beliefs stemming from traumatic experiences contribute to a desire to escape though suicide or self-harm. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder that desensitizes painful memories, so that reminders in the present no longer provoke the overwhelming emotional responses. It has also been used for depression and a variety of other mental health problems. This study aims to test the safety and effectiveness of virtual/remotely delivered EMDR for adults with suicidal ideation. Patients will be randomly assigned to receive either EMDR therapy plus Treatment as usual (TAU) or TAU alone. Symptoms of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, distressing emotions, and suicidal thinking will be compared before and after therapy. For the EMDR group, side effects to EMDR will be tracked. The number of emergency room visits and hospitalizations will also be compared before and after therapy for each group.

Edmonton, AlbertaStart: April 2021
Digital Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (d-DBT) Skills for Acute Suicidality in Psychiatric Inpatients

Suicidality (ideation about taking one's life, suicide plans, and attempts) is a major public health concern in Ontario and worldwide. Psychiatric inpatients with suicidality represent a group that is high-risk for subsequent suicide. Current standard-care for suicidal psychiatric inpatients focuses on containment of risk and indirect treatment of suicidality by treating any underlying mental disorder. Though there is evidence that addressing suicidality directly is more effective than an indirect approach, there are limited evidence based treatments that target suicidality. Furthermore, there are few high-quality studies that have included inpatients. Psychotherapeutic interventions are under-utilized for inpatients and COVID-19 has further widened this gap given attempts by hospitals to reduce face-to-face contact with patients. Digital psychotherapy interventions have the ability to bridge this gap given their lower cost, ease of dissemination, acceptability by patients, and effectiveness. To our knowledge, there are no studies that have assessed the feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of digital interventions for suicidal inpatients. Our study is a feasibility trial of a previously studied digital Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (d-DBT) skills intervention in suicidal psychiatric inpatients. The study is a two arm randomized parallel group-controlled trial, 6-10 day, flexible timeline, randomized feasibility trial of a d-DBT skills intervention added to standard care for patients admitted to psychiatric inpatient units with suicidality. There will be 20 patients who will receive the intervention in addition to standard care and 20 patients who will receive standard care alone. There will also be a 4 week follow-up after discharge from hospital. Participants will be admitted for psychiatric care at the Complex and Critical Care Units, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto.

Start: September 2021
Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) for Youth With Autism Spectrum and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Background: Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24 years. There is no gold standard for evaluating suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or other neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). Also, youth with ASD/NDD are often excluded from many research studies. Because of this, researchers need more data. They want to make sure they are asking the best questions for young people in clinics such as the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) clinic. They want to make sure they have the best data to determine if a person is at risk for hurting or killing himself or herself. Objective: To develop and assess the efficacy of a suicide screening tool for people with ASD/NDD. Eligibility: Youth ages 8 to 17 who are engaged in assessment or treatment at the NIMH for ASD or other NDD Design: Participants will fill out 4 questionnaires during a 1-hour meeting with study staff. They will answer questions about how they have been feeling. They will be asked if they think about or plan to hurt or kill themselves. They will also be asked if they have ever thought about it or planned it in the past. Other questions will assess their understanding of death. Participants can take a break if needed. Parents of the participants will be asked similar questions. Parents will be informed if their child has current thoughts of suicide. About 1 week after the initial assessment, parents will be contacted to fill out a follow-up questionnaire. It will take about 10 minutes to complete.

Bethesda, MarylandStart: September 2021
Bae: A Smartphone Application for a Better Following Adolescents at Risk of Suicidal Behavior: Study of Acceptability and Preliminary Results of Efficacy

Suicidal behavior among adolescents is a major public health problem. Exacerbation of suicidal risk most often occurs when the young person is in his or her natural environment, far from the health care system. Therefore, real-time risk detection would make it possible to deploy immediate action interventions. A smartphone application for personalized assessment and intervention would enable patients to better anticipate and manage suicidal crises and stay connected to the healthcare system. The increasing use of smartphones and mobile applications among adolescents supports the feasibility and value of such follow-up among young people. In a first phase of this project, investigators first undertook to develop bae: a smartphone application adapted to a population of adolescents collecting information on their suicidal behaviour in a contextualized manner, with the added benefit of offering emotion management modules as well as personalized psychoeducational messages and alerts delivered to young people in the event of a crisis. The application is intended to be a complementary tool to the usual treatment. Before testing its effectiveness and due to the novelty of the intervention, a rigorous feasibility study in a real clinical context is necessary to ensure acceptability and satisfaction with the use of the bae application. The objective is to evaluate, over a 6-month period, the acceptability of a follow-up of a population of 100 adolescents (12-17 years) at risk of suicidal driving via the bae smartphone application.

Start: September 2021