Journal article

533The psychosocial profiles of children aged 11-12 years who have self-harmed: A prospective cohort study

Rohan Borschmann, Lisa Mundy, Louise Canterford, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, Paul Moran, Nicholas Allen, Russell Viner, Louisa Degenhardt, Silja Kosola, Izabela Fedyszyn, George Patton

International Journal of Epidemiology | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2021


Abstract Background Self-harm in very young people can be a clinically ominous event. While most studies to date have focused on self-harm during the teenage years, fewer studies have examined children aged 12 years or under. We aimed to estimate the incidence and correlates of recent self-harm in a population-based, non-treatment-seeking sample of primary school-aged children. Methods 1059 children from 43 primary schools in Melbourne, Australia were interviewed at the age of 8 years (Wave 1), and followed up annually until the age of 11 years (Waves 2-4). Interviews cover..

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