1012-19: The Central Autonomic Memory Network and the Suicide-Loop: A Model for Understanding the Neurobiological Basis of Trauma and Suicidal Behaviors

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1012-19: The Central Autonomic Memory Network and the Suicide-Loop: A Model for Understanding the Neurobiological Basis of Trauma and Suicidal Behaviors

This presentation introduces a novel neurobiological substrate for trauma and suicide. The central autonomic memory network model provides an innovative approach to understanding (e.g., reward-aversion interactions), identifying (e.g., sleep-wake physiological disruptions), and treating suicide-related behaviors from a neurointegrative standpoint. The participant will leave with a new conceptualization of suicide phenomenon.

Presenter:  William Nicholson, PhD, PMHNP-BC

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  1 hour 51 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Conceptualize the central autonomic memory network (CAMN) model and its relationship to trauma-suicidal behaviors.

Keywords:  Trauma, Suicide, Neurobiology


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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