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Increasing rates of self-harm among children, adolescents and young adults: a 10-year national registry study 2007–2016

Overview of attention for article published in Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, May 2018
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Title
Increasing rates of self-harm among children, adolescents and young adults: a 10-year national registry study 2007–2016
Published in
Social Psychiatry & Psychiatric Epidemiology, May 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00127-018-1522-1
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Authors

Eve Griffin, Elaine McMahon, Fiona McNicholas, Paul Corcoran, Ivan J. Perry, Ella Arensman

Abstract

Rates of hospital-treated self-harm are highest among young people. The current study examined trends in rates of self-harm among young people in Ireland over a 10-year period, as well as trends in self-harm methods. Data from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland on presentations to hospital emergency departments (EDs) following self-harm by those aged 10-24 years during the period 2007-2016 were included. We calculated annual self-harm rates per 100,000 by age, gender and method of self-harm. Poisson regression models were used to examine trends in rates of self-harm. The average person-based rate of self-harm among 10-24-year-olds was 318 per 100,000. Peak rates were observed among 15-19-year-old females (564 per 100,000) and 20-24-year-old males (448 per 100,000). Between 2007 and 2016, rates of self-harm increased by 22%, with increases most pronounced for females and those aged 10-14 years. There were marked increases in specific methods of self-harm, including those associated with high lethality. The findings indicate that the age of onset of self-harm is decreasing. Increasing rates of self-harm, along with increases in highly lethal methods, indicate that targeted interventions in key transition stages for young people are warranted.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 14%
Student > Master 13 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 13%
Researcher 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 8%
Other 10 11%
Unknown 26 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 21 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 13%
Social Sciences 8 9%
Neuroscience 3 3%
Other 7 8%
Unknown 29 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 72. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 November 2019.
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