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Professor Lauren Gaydosh’s research on indicators of despair was featured in an article titled “In Search of a Solution to Suicide” in Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine.

Posted by on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 in Home, Research, Research Home.

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Professor Lauren Gaydosh’s research on indicators of despair, that may precede deaths from suicide, drug overdose, and alcohol-related liver disease, was featured in an article titled “In Search of a Solution to Suicide” in Vanderbilt Medicine Magazine.

 Gaydosh’s research utilized the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, which tracked the mental and physical health of thousands of Americans born between 1974 and 1983 (Generation X) from adolescence through their late 30s and early 40s. She examined patterns of mental health symptoms, drinking and drug use and found these indicators of despair are rising, which could indicate that deaths of despair frequently observed among middle-age Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) may impact members of Generation X more broadly in the next few years.

Read the full article here.

 

Lauren Gaydosh

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society

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