Phenotypic characterization of youth admitted to acute psychiatric inpatient unit following self-harm behavior

Objective Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a major health concern among adolescents, and is often associated with the need for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. The aim of this study was to identify clinical and demographic characteristics associated with DSH behavior among adolescents admitted to an acute psychiatric inpatient unit. Method We retrospectively analyzed data from the electronic […]

Adolescent suicide: An individual disaster, but a systemic failure.

Suicide is among the leading causes of death worldwide, especially among adolescents [8, 24]. The estimated suicide rate for 10- to 19-year-olds based on WHO mortality data from 2010 to 2016 is 3.77/100,000 people [12]. Estimated lifetime prevalence of suicide ideation, plans, and attempts among adolescents are 12.1%, 4.0%, and 4.1%, respectively [20]. The risk […]

Self-injury in youth: the essential guide to assessment and intervention.

Features evidence-based reviews and practical approaches for the professional in the hospital, clinic, community and school, with case examples. This volume offers background historical and cultural information, discussion of self-injury etiology, and assessment and intervention/prevention issues.