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Psychological-Educational Studies

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Modern theories of suicidal behavior in adolescents and young people 5794


Pavlova T.S.
research associate, research laboratory «Scientific and Methodological Basis of Emergent Psychological Aid», Center for Emergent Psychological Aid, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

Bannikov G.S.
PhD in Medicine, senior researcher, Center for Urgent Psychological Help, head of laboratory Scientific-methodical support of urgent psychological help, Moscow State Research Institute of Psychiatry, Ministry of Public Health and Social Development, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

We propose three current models, formulated over the last decade and not yet published in Russian, focused on teenage suicide: the development model of suicidal behavior in adolescents (J.A. Bridge, T.R. Goldstein, D.A. Brent); interpersonal model of (T.E. Joiner); some recent developments in the cognitive theory (A. Spirito, J.D. Matthews, A. Wenzel, A.T. Beck). Four groups of psychological aid targets for adolescents with suicidal tendencies are revealed: 1) targets of the current emotional state of a teenager (feelings of abandonment, self-perception as a burden to the loved ones, anxiety, hopelessness, heartache); 2) targets affecting personal predispositions (primitive defense mechanisms, impulsivity, aggression); 3) targets associated with cognitive functioning (cognitive rigidity, black-and-white thinking, thinking errors); and 4) targets reflecting a need to work with behavioral manifestations (narrow range of coping strategies used).

Keywords: antivital experiences, teenage suicide, remote consultation, targets of psychological work.

Column: Urgent psychological aid to educational subjects

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