Journal article

Repeat Self-Harm Following Hospital-Presenting Intentional Drug Overdose among Young People-A National Registry Study

Caroline Daly, Eve Griffin, Elaine McMahon, Paul Corcoran, Roger T Webb, Katrina Witt, Darren M Ashcroft, Ella Arensman

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health | MDPI | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: The incidence of hospital-presenting self-harm peaks among young people, who most often engage in intentional drug overdose (IDO). The risk of self-harm repetition is high among young people and switching methods between self-harm episodes is common. However, little is known about their patterns of repetition and switching following IDO. This study aimed to investigate repeat self-harm and method-switching following hospital-presenting IDO among young people. METHODS: Data from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland on hospital-presenting self-harm by individuals aged 10-24 years during 2009-2018 were examined. Cox proportional hazards regression models with associated hazard ra..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was co-funded by the NSRF and by the University of Manchester, under no specific grant funding. The NSHRI is funded by the Health Service Executive's National Office for Suicide Prevention.