Title: Responding to the rising prevalence of self-harm


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by Rohan Borschmann, Stuart A. Kinner

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Responding to the rising prevalence of self-harm

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Young people who self-harm have substantially increased risk of adverse non-fatal and fatal outcomes, including suicide, compared with those who do not self-harm . The frequency of young people presenting to general practices and emergency departments after self-harm has increased in the past 20 years in England and Australia. However, people who present to medical services after self-harm differ from those who do not, and most people who self-harm do not seek medical attention. Thus, whether this increase in presentation reflects a true rise in the prevalence of self-harm remains unclear.

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2019-09-30 13:06:31

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2019-10-01 14:04:45

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