Begun Center’s Jane Timmons-Mitchell co-authors piece published in Epilepsy and Behavior

Jane Timmons-Mitchell, senior research associate at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, co-authored a piece titled “Screening for suicidality and its relation to undiagnosed psychiatric comorbidities in children and youth with epilepsy.” The article was published in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior.

Depression and anxiety are the most common psychiatric comorbidities in children and youth with epilepsy (CYE), and both are known to contribute to suicidality. However, not much is known about suicidality in CYE without established psychiatric comorbidities. In their work, Timmons-Mitchell and her colleagues aimed to fill this knowledge gap and correlate latent suicidality with screening tests for depression and anxiety. 

Read the piece.