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Suicide rates affected by following 'goth cult'

by Medindia Content Team on April 15, 2006 at 10:15 AM
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Suicide rates affected by following 'goth cult'

Children or teenagers fascinate by goths — a group fascinated by the darker side of human nature have higher incidence of self harm and suicide attempts.

University of Glasgow in Scotland researchers surveyed more than 1,258 young adults several times throughout their teen years. In the study, 53 percent of teens who said they were goths admitted to self-harm, and 47 percent said they had attempted suicide.

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In the words of lead researcher Robert Young, Although only fairly small numbers of young people identify as belonging to the goth subculture, rates of self-harm and attempted suicide are very high among this group. Self-harm

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