Psychological factors of risk of suicidal behavior in adolescents



Modern approaches towards analysis of the main psychological risk factors of ado- lescents’ suicidal behaviour with consideration of external and internal develop- mental conditions in adolescence are discussed. The role of mass-media and social networks in the Internet in the genesis of suicidal behaviour is indicated. Personality factors of suicidal behaviour in the system of problems of an adolescent’s identity forming, his/ her dispositional traits, as well as of personality disorders are described. The contribution of cognitive beliefs and thoughts in suicidal behaviour is noted. Typical trajectories of suicidal behaviour development are delineated.

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Keywords: suicidal behaviour, adolescence, risk factors, personality factors, gender identity, trajectories of suicidal behaviour development

Journal rubric: Research Reviews

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Syrokvashina K.V., Dozortseva E.G. Psychological factors of risk of suicidal behavior in adolescents. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2016. Vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 8–24. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2016240302. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Ksenia V. Syrokvashina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Elena G. Dozortseva, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Senior Researcher, Laboratory for Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Centre for Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation,Member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Psychology and Law” member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Psychological Science and Education”, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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