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Advances in Psychological Science    2015, Vol. 23 Issue (8) : 1437-1452     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2015.01437
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Suicidal Behaviors: Risk Factor, Psychological Theory and Future Research
DU Rui; JIANG Guangrong
(Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior (Ministry of Education); School of Psychology, Central China Normal University; Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Wuhan 430079, China)
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Suicidal behaviors include suicidal ideation, suicidal attempt and suicide. In China, suicide rate has been significantly declined during the past decade, especially that for females. But the rural elderly residents are high risk groups. The risk factors for suicidal behaviors include biological factors, mental disorders and psychological factors. The psychological factors include vulnerable factor, maladjusted cognition and psychache. Accumulation and interaction of these factors increase suicidal risk. These theoretical models try to explain suicidal behavior beyond mental disorders. Now researchers pay attention to the process of suicidal behaviors and the mechanism of suicidal behaviors. Future research should focus on the transition between ideation and action, improvement of methods and local research.

Keywords suicidal behavior      psychopathological behavior      epidemiology      mental disorder      biological factor      psychological factor     
Corresponding Authors: JIANG Guangrong, E-mail:   
Issue Date: 15 August 2015
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DU Rui,JIANG Guangrong. Suicidal Behaviors: Risk Factor, Psychological Theory and Future Research[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2015, 23(8): 1437-1452.
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