Modern Psychological Models Of Suicidal Behavior In Adolescents



In the paper, we analyze the main psychological approaches to suicidal behavior, including those applied to adolescent suicides. The models that emphasize the factors that play a significant role in the transition from suicidal thoughts to a potentially lethal suicidal attempt (interpersonal theory, integrative motivational-volitional model, three-step theory) are highlighted. Studies conducted among adolescents on the basis of psychological models of suicidal behavior are presented. The main specific features of modern models of suicidal behavior are indicated.

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Keywords: suicidal behavior, adolescence, psychological model of suicidal behavior

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology


For citation: Syrokvashina K.V. Modern Psychological Models Of Suicidal Behavior In Adolescents. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2017. Vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 60–75. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2017250304. (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:



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