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Youth Risk and Resilience Lab
184 Meliora Hall, Box 270266
Rochester, NY 14627

Email: glennlab@rochester.edu
Phone: (585) 276-7886

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Library Rd
Rochester, NY, 14611
United States

(585) 276 7886

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Why does risk for suicide increase so drastically during adolescence?

Although research has identified general risk factors for suicidal behavior across the lifespan, research to date has not explained why suicide risk increases so drastically during adolescence. Given research demonstrating that adolescent-specific neurobiological patterns are associated with risky behavior and impulsiveness – both of which are related to increased suicide risk – a focus of our current research is to examine how these neurodevelopmental changes may confer risk for suicidal behavior.

Example Publications

Cha, C. B., Franz, P. J., Guzmán, E. M., Glenn, C. R., Kleiman, E. M., & Nock, M. K. (in press). Suicide among youth: Epidemiology, (potential) etiology, and treatment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 

Insel C., Kastman E. K., Glenn C. R., & Somerville L. H. (in press). Development of corticostriatal connectivity constrains goal directed behavior through adolescence. Nature Communications.

Glenn, C. R., Lanzillo, E. C., Esposito, E., Santee, A. C., Nock, M. K., & Auerbach, R. P. (2017). Examining the course of suicidal and nonsuicidal self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in outpatient and inpatient adolescents. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 45(5), 971-983.