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[Self harm in adolescents in Flanders].
Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2009; 51(9):629-40.TP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Deliberate self harm is an important precursor to suicide. Little is known about the epidemiology and circumstances of self harm behaviour that cannot be treated with medication.

AIM

To use international data in order to obtain insight into the prevalence, the circumstances and possible ways of presenting self harm in adolescents in the general population in Flanders.

METHOD

With the frameworks of the Child and Adolescent Self Harm in Europe (case)- study 4500 Flemish adolescents were asked to complete an anonymous self-report questionnaire. results 10.4% of the adolescents questioned admitted to having engaged in self harm on one or more occasions during their life. 7% (males 4.1%, females 10.1%) reported they had engaged in self harm during the past year. Self harm seemed to be strongly associated with a family history of self harm, physical ill-treatment and sexual abuse. Adolescents seldom sought help from adults and hardly ever from professional care workers.

CONCLUSIONS

Deliberate self harm is more common in Flanders than in other countries participating in the case-study. Flanders needs to set up a school-based prevention campaign and should take steps to lower the barriers that currently stop adolescents from seeking professional help.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Eenheid voor Zelfmoordonderzock, Universteit Gent.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

English Abstract
Journal Article

Language

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PubMed ID

19760563

Citation

van Rijsselberghe, L, et al. "[Self Harm in Adolescents in Flanders]." Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie, vol. 51, no. 9, 2009, pp. 629-40.
van Rijsselberghe L, Portzky G, van Heeringen C. [Self harm in adolescents in Flanders]. Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2009;51(9):629-40.
van Rijsselberghe, L., Portzky, G., & van Heeringen, C. (2009). [Self harm in adolescents in Flanders]. Tijdschrift Voor Psychiatrie, 51(9), 629-40.
van Rijsselberghe L, Portzky G, van Heeringen C. [Self Harm in Adolescents in Flanders]. Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2009;51(9):629-40. PubMed PMID: 19760563.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Self harm in adolescents in Flanders]. AU - van Rijsselberghe,L, AU - Portzky,G, AU - van Heeringen,C, PY - 2009/9/18/entrez PY - 2009/9/18/pubmed PY - 2009/10/14/medline SP - 629 EP - 40 JF - Tijdschrift voor psychiatrie JO - Tijdschr Psychiatr VL - 51 IS - 9 N2 - BACKGROUND: Deliberate self harm is an important precursor to suicide. Little is known about the epidemiology and circumstances of self harm behaviour that cannot be treated with medication. AIM: To use international data in order to obtain insight into the prevalence, the circumstances and possible ways of presenting self harm in adolescents in the general population in Flanders. METHOD: With the frameworks of the Child and Adolescent Self Harm in Europe (case)- study 4500 Flemish adolescents were asked to complete an anonymous self-report questionnaire. results 10.4% of the adolescents questioned admitted to having engaged in self harm on one or more occasions during their life. 7% (males 4.1%, females 10.1%) reported they had engaged in self harm during the past year. Self harm seemed to be strongly associated with a family history of self harm, physical ill-treatment and sexual abuse. Adolescents seldom sought help from adults and hardly ever from professional care workers. CONCLUSIONS: Deliberate self harm is more common in Flanders than in other countries participating in the case-study. Flanders needs to set up a school-based prevention campaign and should take steps to lower the barriers that currently stop adolescents from seeking professional help. SN - 0303-7339 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19760563/[Self_harm_in_adolescents_in_Flanders]_ L2 - http://www.tijdschriftvoorpsychiatrie.nl/en/tijdschrift/artikel/TVPart_2853 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -