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2012-10-05 14:35:24

Youths who harm themselves should be connected with positive adult influences and mental health services before behaviors escalate Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now, a University of Missouri public health expert has identified factors that will help parents, medical professionals and educators recognize teens at risk for self injury and suicide. “For many young people, suicide represents an...

Self-Injury Shockingly Found In Younger Children: Study
2012-06-11 08:15:54

It is a well-known fact that some school-aged children have self-injured themselves in the past as a way to cope with emotional stress, but a new study has found shocking evidence that it exists even in children as young as 7 years old. Previous studies have suggested that 1 in 5 teens and young adults engage in self-injury at some point in their life, but this is the first to find such a result in kids so young, raising awareness about a disturbing problem. The study, based on 665...

Bullying Victims More Likely To Harm Themselves
2012-04-28 04:47:17

A new study from researchers at King's College London has discovered that children who are bullied early on in life are more likely to self-harm during early adolescence, up to the age of 12. In an April 26 statement, the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which published the study, said that the authors studied more than 1,000 pairs of twins, all of whom were born in either 1994 or 1995 in England or Wales. Each of the children studied were contacted at the ages of five, seven, ten, and...

2012-04-27 21:36:36

Those exposed to family adversity or maltreatment at greatest risk Research: Bullying victimization and risk of self harm in early adolescence: longitudinal cohort study. Children who are bullied in childhood are up to three times more likely to self harm up to the age of 12, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. The authors from King's College London carried out a study on just over a 1000 pairs of twins at five, seven, 10 and 12 years of age. All children were born in...

2012-01-30 11:46:00

A national study of Medicaid data shows most young people who present to emergency departments with deliberate self-harm are discharged to the community, without receiving an emergency mental health assessment. Even more, a roughly comparable proportion of these patients receive no outpatient mental health care in the following month. These are the findings from a study conducted by researchers at Nationwide Children´s Hospital that appears in the Journal of the American Academy of Child...

2011-04-28 16:34:00

CHICAGO, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Cornell Research Program on self injury, 12 to 24 percent of young people have self-injured. Self injury, such as cutting, scratching or burning, can be a way to release or relieve unmanageable feelings and express intense inner pain. It is a growing problem among young people that needs to be addressed. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, stresses that parents are a first line...

2011-03-02 20:41:41

The risk and nature of injury in the sport of boxing has generated a great deal of controversy in the medical community, especially in relation to youth boxing. A new study, conducted by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, examined boxing injuries among participants 6 years of age and older from 1990 to 2008. During the 19-year study period, an average of 8,700 boxing injuries were treated in United States...

2010-09-27 17:23:09

Healthcare professionals are still not receiving the appropriate training and support they need to help people who self-harm and this can result in negative attitudes and inadequate levels of care. Those are the key findings of a research review carried out by mental health specialists from the University of Nottingham, UK, and published in the October issue of the Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Staff nurse Jo McHale and lecturer Anne Felton studied 19 papers from the UK,...

2010-09-13 08:56:43

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ In the last year, one in five women and one in seven men injured themselves intentionally. Teenage self-injury is on the rise, but radiologists have found a non-invasive way to help these troubled patients. Radiologists have found that they can use ultrasound and a minimally invasive procedure to identify and treat patients who engage in a self-injury behavior called self embedding. "This is a new way for radiologists to impact public and mental health," William E....

2010-09-07 17:22:18

Using ultrasound and a minimally-invasive procedure, radiologists can identify and treat patients who engage in a disturbing self-injury behavior known as self-embedding, according to a new study published in the online edition and October print issue of the journal Radiology. "This is a new way for radiologists to impact public and mental health," said the study's senior author, William E. Shiels II, D.O., chairman of the Department of Radiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus,...