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Adolescents Who Self Harm: A Comparison of Those Who go To Hospital and Those Who Do Not


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Hawton, K., Rodham, K., Evans, E. and Harriss, L., 2009. Adolescents Who Self Harm: A Comparison of Those Who go To Hospital and Those Who Do Not. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14 (1), pp. 24-30.

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Abstract

Background: Deliberate self harm (DSH) by adolescents is a major problem at both hospital and community levels although little is known about the factors associated with hospital presentation. Method: Using a community survey a comparison was undertaken of adolescents in 41 schools who reported DSH and presented to hospital with those who reported DSH but did not attend hospital. Results: While hospital presentation following DSH was associated with several factors, multivariate analysis indicated that the most important were method of DSH (overdose, methods other than self-cutting and multiple methods) and help-seeking before the act. Conclusions: The few differences between adolescents who present to hospital following DSH and those who do not, other than in method of DSH and prior help-seeking, highlight the need for primary preventive initiatives.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsHawton, K., Rodham, K., Evans, E. and Harriss, L.
DOI10.1111/j.1475-3588.2008.00485.x
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Psychology
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code9314

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