Why does risk for suicide increase 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. A current focus of our research is on developmental changes during adolescence that may confer risk for suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth.
Cha, C. B., Franz, P. J., Guzmán, E. M., Glenn, C. R., Kleiman, E. M., & Nock, M. K. (2018). Suicide among youth: Epidemiology, (potential) etiology, and treatment. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 59(4), 460-482. PMID: 29090457.
Glenn, C. R., Esposito, E. C., Porter, A. C., & Robinson, D. J. (in press). Evidence-base update of psychosocial treatments for self-injurious thoughts and behaviors in youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Glenn, C. R., Kleiman, E. M., Kellerman, J. K., Pollak, O., Cha, C. B., Esposito, E. C., Porter, A. C., Wyman, P. A., & Boatman, A. E. (in press). Annual Research Review: A meta-analytic review of worldwide suicide rates in adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
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. PMID: 27761783.
*Insel, C., *Glenn, C. R., Nock, M. K., & Somerville, L. H. (2019). Aberrant striatal tracking of reward magnitude in youth with current or past-year depression. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128 (1), 44-56. *Joint first author.
Insel, C., Kastman, E. C., Glenn, C. R., & Somerville, L. H. (2017). Development of corticostriatal connectivity constrains goal directed behavior through adolescence. Nature Communications, 8(1), 1605. PMID: 29184096.
Saffer, B. Y., Glenn, C. R., & Klonsky E. D. (2015). Clarifying the relationship of parental bonding to suicide ideation and attempts. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 45(4), 518-528. PMID: 25530006.