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Distinguishing between subgroups of adolescents who self-harm.
Suicide Life Threat Behav 2009; 39(5):518-37SL

Abstract

The differences in factors associated with subgroups of adolescents in the continuum of deliberate self-harm (DSH) phenomena were investigated. In an anonymous self-report survey of 6,020 adolescents aged 15 and 16 years, 3.2% of adolescents (5.3% females, 1.3% males) reported DSH with intent to die, 2.8% (4.3% females; 1.5% males) reported DSH without intent to die, and 15% (22.4% females; 8.5% males) reported thoughts of DSH without acts. Regression analysis indicated considerable overlap in vulnerability factors along the spectrum of DSH thoughts and acts. A uniquely distinct relationship was found between DSH of a friend and DSH without intent to die on one hand and DSH of a family member with DSH with intent to die on the other. Results indicate that familial and nonfamilial social influences on DSH behavior may be important in designing prevention programs and that educational programs for the promotion of psychological well-being may be helpful for adolescents at any point along the spectrum of DSH that was examined.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Oxford University, Centre for Suicide Research, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7JX, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19929152

Citation

Hargus, Emily, et al. "Distinguishing Between Subgroups of Adolescents Who Self-harm." Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior, vol. 39, no. 5, 2009, pp. 518-37.
Hargus E, Hawton K, Rodham K. Distinguishing between subgroups of adolescents who self-harm. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009;39(5):518-37.
Hargus, E., Hawton, K., & Rodham, K. (2009). Distinguishing between subgroups of adolescents who self-harm. Suicide & Life-threatening Behavior, 39(5), pp. 518-37. doi:10.1521/suli.2009.39.5.518.
Hargus E, Hawton K, Rodham K. Distinguishing Between Subgroups of Adolescents Who Self-harm. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009;39(5):518-37. PubMed PMID: 19929152.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Distinguishing between subgroups of adolescents who self-harm. AU - Hargus,Emily, AU - Hawton,Keith, AU - Rodham,Karen, PY - 2009/11/26/entrez PY - 2009/11/26/pubmed PY - 2010/2/10/medline SP - 518 EP - 37 JF - Suicide & life-threatening behavior JO - Suicide Life Threat Behav VL - 39 IS - 5 N2 - The differences in factors associated with subgroups of adolescents in the continuum of deliberate self-harm (DSH) phenomena were investigated. In an anonymous self-report survey of 6,020 adolescents aged 15 and 16 years, 3.2% of adolescents (5.3% females, 1.3% males) reported DSH with intent to die, 2.8% (4.3% females; 1.5% males) reported DSH without intent to die, and 15% (22.4% females; 8.5% males) reported thoughts of DSH without acts. Regression analysis indicated considerable overlap in vulnerability factors along the spectrum of DSH thoughts and acts. A uniquely distinct relationship was found between DSH of a friend and DSH without intent to die on one hand and DSH of a family member with DSH with intent to die on the other. Results indicate that familial and nonfamilial social influences on DSH behavior may be important in designing prevention programs and that educational programs for the promotion of psychological well-being may be helpful for adolescents at any point along the spectrum of DSH that was examined. SN - 1943-278X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19929152/Distinguishing_between_subgroups_of_adolescents_who_self_harm_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.2009.39.5.518 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -