Ross Baldessarini, M.D., and Leonardo Tondo, M.D., were honored by the
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention with its 2004 research award. They
were recognized for their studies demonstrating that long-term treatment with
lithium is associated with striking reductions in rates of suicidal acts and
fatalities in patients with bipolar disorder or major depression.
Baldessarini directs McLean Hospital's Psychopharmacology Program and
International Consortium for Bipolar Disorder Research. Tondo is a research
psychiatrist in the same McLean program. ▪