Teenagers More Prone To Self-harm, Says Study

Australian study reveals that teenagers are more likely to harm themselves.

One in every 12 people harm themselves during their teenage years, with the problem solving for 90% before they reach adulthood. The study also shows that girls are more likely to inflict self-harm as compared to boys.

Additional findings show that anxiety, depression and drug and alcohol-addiction are all associated with self-harm, whereas self-cutting and burning are the commonest forms.

Almost 2000 teenagers were repeatedly surveyed over a time-span of 15 years, with the results having important implications for the treatment of mental health issues and suicide prevention amongst adolescents.

Source: BBC News


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