Fabrice Jollant

Fabrice Jollant, MD, PhD

F-3129, Frank B. Common Pavilion

6875 Boulevard LaSalle
Montréal, QC
H4H 1R3

Research area: 
Clinical Research / Human Research

Research Theme: 
Stress, mood and impulsivity disorders

Researcher, Douglas Research Centre
Attending Psychiatrist, Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, McGill University

Neurocognition of suicidal behavior

Our research focuses primarily on the cognitive (notably decision-making) and cerebral bases of vulnerability to suicidal acts, using neuropsychology and functional neuroimaging.

Dr. Jollant is also principal investigator of the Palawan Suicide Project with Professor Charles Macdonald, anthropologist: http://mgss.ca/palawan-suicide-project.

Gifuni A.; Ding Y.; Olié E.; Cyprien C.; Lawrence N.; le Bars E.; Bonafé A.; Phillips M.L.; Courtet Ph.; Jollant F. Subcortical nuclei volumes in suicidal behavior: Nucleus accumbens modulation of lethality of the act. Brain Imaging Behav 2015.

Ding Y., Lawrence N., Olié E., Cyprien F., le Bars E., Bonafé A., Phillips M.L., Courtet Ph., Jollant F. Prefrontal cortex markers of suicidal vulnerability in mood disorders: a model-based structural neuroimaging study with a translational perspective. Transl Psychiatry. 2015.

Vilaplana, M., Richard-Devantoy R., Turecki G., Jaafari N., Jollant F. Insight into Mental Disorders and Suicidal Behavior: A Qualitative and Quantitative Multi-Modal Investigation. J Clin Psychiatry. 2015.

Richard-Devantoy S, Berlim MT, Jollant F. Suicidal behavior and memory: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 2015.

Richard-Devantoy S, Berlim MT, Jollant F. A Meta-Analysis of Neuropsychological Markers of Vulnerability to Suicidal Behavior in Mood Disorders. Psychological Medicine. 2014. Jun;44(8):1663-73.

Jollant F., Malafosse A., Docto R., Macdonald C. A pocket of very high suicide rates in a non-violent, egalitarian and cooperative population of South-East Asia. Psychol Med. 2014 Jan 17:1-7.

Richard-Devantoy S, Olié E, Guillaume S, Bechara A, Courtet P, Jollant F. Distinct alterations in value-based decision-making and cognitive control in suicide attempters: toward a dual neurocognitive model. J Affect Disord. 2013 Dec; 151(3): 1120-4.

Jollant F, Guillaume S, Jaussent I, Bechara A, Courtet P. When knowing what to do is not sufficient to make good decisions: deficient use of explicit understanding in remitted patients with histories of suicidal acts. Psychiatry Research. 2013. Dec 15; 210(2): 485-90.

Jollant F., Lawrence NS., Olié E., Guillaume S, Courtet P. The suicidal mind and brain: a review of neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. World J Biol Psychiatr. 2011; 12(5): 319-39.

Jollant F., Lawrence NS., Olié E., O’Daly O., Malafosse A., Courtet Ph., Phillips ML. Decreased activation of lateral orbitofrontal cortex during risky choices under uncertainty is associated with disadvantageous decision-making and suicidal behavior. Neuroimage. 2010 Jul 1; 51(3): 1275-81.

Olié E., Guillaume S., Jaussent I., Courtet P., Jollant F. Higher psychological pain during a major depressive episode may be a factor of vulnerability to suicidal ideation and act. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2010 Jan; 120(1-3): 226-30.

Lawrence N.S., Jollant F., O'Daly O., Zelaya F., Phillips M.L. Distinct Roles of Prefrontal Cortical Subregions in the Iowa Gambling Task. Cereb Cortex. 2009 May; 19(5): 1134-43.

Jollant F., Lawrence N., Giampietro V., Brammer M.J., Fullana M.A., Drapier D., Courtet Ph., Phillips M.L. Orbitofrontal cortex response to angry faces in men with histories of suicide attempters. Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165(6): 740-8.

Jollant F., Guillaume S., Jaussent I., Castelnau D., Malafosse A., Courtet P. Impaired decision-making in suicide attempters may increase the risk of problems in affective relationships. Journal of Affective Disorders 2007; 99(1-3): 59-62.

Jollant F., Buresi C., Guillaume S., Jaussent I, Bellivier F., Leboyer M., Castelnau D., Malafosse A., Courtet P. The influence of four serotonin-related genes on decision-making in suicide attempters. American Journal of Medical genetics Part B. 2007; 144(5): 615-24.

Jollant F., Guillaume S., Jaussent I., Bellivier F., Leboyer M., Castelnau D., Malafosse A., Courtet P. Psychiatric diagnoses and personality traits associated with disadvantageous decision-making. European Psychiatry. 2007; 22(7): 455-61.

Jollant F., Bellivier F., Leboyer M., Astruc B., Torres S., Verdier R., Castelnau D., Malafosse A., Courtet P. Impaired decision-making in suicide attempters. Am J Psychiatry 2005; 162(2): 304-10.

Fabrice Jollant has been Chef de clinique - assistant des hôpitaux at the Faculty of Medicine of Montpellier (France) and a guest research associate at the Institute of Psychiatry of London. In September 2010, he joined McGill University and the Douglas Institute.

Fabrice Jollant is the author of "Le suicide: comprendre pour aider l'individu vulnérable". Odile Jacob. 2015.

Recent publications