Teenagers at Greatest Risk of Self-Harming Could be Identified Almost a Decade Earlier
[Source; Science Daily]
Researchers have identified two subgroups of adolescents who self-harm and have shown that it is possible to predict those individuals at greatest risk almost a decade before they begin self-harming.
The team, based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, found that while sleep problems and low self-esteem were common risk factors, there were two distinct profiles of young people who self-harm — one with emotional and behavioral difficulties and a second group without those difficulties, but with different risk factors.
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