The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the pathophysiology of adolescent suicidal behavior

@inproceedings{Sher2011TheRO,
  title={The role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor in the pathophysiology of adolescent suicidal behavior},
  author={Leo Sher},
  booktitle={International journal of adolescent medicine and health},
  year={2011}
}
  • L. Sher
  • Published in
    International journal of…
    1 September 2011
  • Psychology, Biology
Abstract Adolescent suicide research has mostly focused on demographic risk factors. Such studies focus on who is at risk, but do not explain why certain adolescents are at risk for suicide. Studies of the neurobiology of adolescent suicide could clarify why some youths are more suicidal than others and help to find biological markers of suicidal behavior in teenagers. Over the past decade the role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the pathophysiology of suicidal behavior has… 
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