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Self-harm Among Australian Adolescents

by Savitha C Muppala on  November 17, 2011 at 11:28 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
A recent study has revealed the alarming increase in self-harm among Australian adolescents as statistics reveal that one in twelve actually indulge in this self-destructive behaviour.
 Self-harm Among Australian Adolescents
Self-harm Among Australian Adolescents
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Nearly 1802 participants and their tendencies formed the subject of research which showed that 6% of boys and 10% of girls indulged in self-harm; the most popular methods of doing so were cutting and burning.

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"Our findings suggest that most adolescent self-harming behaviour resolves spontaneously. However, young people who self-harm often have mental health problems that might not resolve without treatment, as evident in the strong relation detected between adolescent anxiety and depression and an increased risk of self harm in young adulthood," researchers said.



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