A dramatic increase in the incidence of deliberate self-harm (DSH) has been observed since the turn of the millennium (1, 2). Studies have found prevalence rates between 7.5% and 46.5% in non-clinical samples (3). The numbers are even higher in clinical samples (4). DSH thus poses a serious mental health problem in modern society with serious consequences for the individuals who engage in DSH as well as for their family and peers.
The term DSH has been used inconsistently (5, 6
Therese A. Evald,
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 176–188
Background:Few studies have investigated proximal relationships between deliberate self-harm (DSH) and concurrent adversities.Objective:We aimed to investigate these relationships in a community population of 4881 indigenous Sami and majority Norwegian adolescents, 15 to 16 years old, and related to ethnicity and gender.Methods:Youth with and without self-reports of DSH last year were compared on 12 concurrent adversities, on scales measuring family and peer functioning, and on sociodemographic
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 92–103
Background:Increasing psychiatric disorders and alcohol intoxication challenge the pediatric emergency departments (PEDs) to which adolescents are referred owing to acute alcohol intoxication.Objective:This study examined the degree to which adolescents presenting to PED with alcohol intoxication or deliberate self-harm report symptoms of depression and how they differed from non-depressed patients in terms of alcohol use, perceived social support, psychological distress, self-esteem, and
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 39–49