Fabrice Jollant, MD, PhD

Fabrice Jollant, MD, PhD, is assistant professor in the Department of psychiatry at McGill University and a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He is also a psychiatrist with the depressive disorder program at the Douglas.

He received his MD at Paris XI University, and a MSc, a PhD and his specialty in psychiatry at Montpellier University, France. He has also been a fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's college London, UK.

Fabrice joined McGill University in 2010 to develop his main research axis: the study of the neurocognitive basis of suicidal behavior using neuropsychology, neuroimaging, EEG and other tools. 

He has also been interested in transcultural psychiatry for many years. In 2010, he started in collaboration with Charles Macdonald, anthropologist, the psychiatric study of a subgroup of the Palawans, an egalitarian and peaceful indigenous population of the Philippines, showing a very high rate of suicide.

See also: http://mgss.ca/fabrice-jollant and http://mgss.ca/palawan-suicide-project

Selected references

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

Jollant, F., Guillaume, S., Jaussent, I., Bechara, A., & Courtet, P. (2013). 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 Res210(2), 485-490.

Richard-Devantoy, S., Berlim, M. T., & Jollant, F. (2013). A meta-analysis of neuropsychological markers of vulnerability to suicidal behavior in mood disorders. Psychol Med, 1-11.

Guillaume, S., Perroud, N., Jollant, F., Jaussent, I., Olie, E., Malafosse, A. et al. (2013). HPA axis genes may modulate the effect of childhood adversities on decision-making in suicide attempters. J Psychiatr Res47(2), 259-265.

Richard-Devantoy, S., Guillaume, S., Olie, E., Courtet, P., & Jollant, F. (2013). Altered explicit recognition of facial disgust associated with predisposition to suicidal behavior but not depression. J Affect Disord.

Richard-Devantoy, S., Olie, E., Guillaume, S., Bechara, A., Courtet, P., & Jollant, F. (2013). Distinct alterations in value-based decision-making and cognitive control in suicide attempters: Toward a dual neurocognitive model. J Affect Disord.

Richard-Devantoy, S., & Jollant, F. (2012). [Suicide in the elderly: age-related specificities?]. Sante Ment Que37(2), 151-173.

McGirr, A., Jollant, F., & Turecki, G. (2012). Neurocognitive alterations in first degree relatives of suicide completers. J Affect Disord.

Turecki, G., Ernst, C., Jollant, F., Labonte, B., & Mechawar, N. (2012). The neurodevelopmental origins of suicidal behavior. Trends Neurosci35(1), 14-23.

Jollant, F., Lawrence, N. L., Olie, E., Guillaume, S., & Courtet, P. (2011). The suicidal mind and brain: A review of neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies. World J Biol Psychiatry12(5), 319-339.

Courtet, P., Gottesman, I., Jollant, F., & Gould, T. (2011). The neuroscience of suicidal behaviors: what can we expect from endophenotype strategies? Transl Psychiatr1.

Courtet, P., Guillaume, S., Malafosse, A., & Jollant, F. (2010). Genes, suicide and decisions. Eur Psychiatry.

Jollant, F., Lawrence, N. S., Olie, E., O’Daly, O., Malafosse, A., Courtet, P. et al. (2010). Decreased activation of lateral orbitofrontal cortex during risky choices under uncertainty is associated with disadvantageous decision-making and suicidal behavior. Neuroimage51(3), 1275-1281.

Olie, E., Guillaume, S., Jaussent, I., Courtet, P., & Jollant, F. (2010). Higher psychological pain during a major depressive episode may be a factor of vulnerability to suicidal ideation and act. J Affect Disord120(1-3), 226-230.

Guillaume, S., Jollant, F., Jaussent, I., Lawrence, N., Malafosse, A., & Courtet, P. (2009). Somatic markers and explicit knowledge are both involved in decision-making. Neuropsychologia47(10), 2120-2124.

Lawrence, N. S., Jollant, F., O’Daly, O., Zelaya, F., & Phillips, M. L. (2009). Distinct roles of prefrontal cortical subregions in the Iowa Gambling Task. Cereb Cortex19(5), 1134-1143.

Jollant, F., Buresi, C., Guillaume, S., Jaussent, I., Bellivier, F., Leboyer, M. et al. (2007). The influence of four serotonin-related genes on decision-making in suicide attempters. Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet144B(5), 615-624.

Jollant, F., Lawrence, N. S., Giampietro, V., Brammer, M. J., Fullana, M. A., Drapier, D. et al. (2008). Orbitofrontal cortex response to angry faces in men with histories of suicide attempts. Am J Psychiatry165(6), 740-748.

Jollant, F., Guillaume, S., Jaussent, I., Bellivier, F., Leboyer, M., Castelnau, D. et al. (2007). Psychiatric diagnoses and personality traits associated with disadvantageous decision-making. Eur Psychiatry22(7), 455-461.

Jollant, F., Guillaume, S., Jaussent, I., Castelnau, D., Malafosse, A., & Courtet, P. (2007). Impaired decision-making in suicide attempters may increase the risk of problems in affective relationships. J Affect Disord99(1-3), 59-62.