Cannabis Use and Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence: A Comparative Analysis of Associations in England and Norway

  title={Cannabis Use and Deliberate Self-Harm in Adolescence: A Comparative Analysis of Associations in England and Norway},
  author={I. Rossow and K. Hawton and M. Ystgaard},
  journal={Archives of Suicide Research},
  pages={340 - 348}
  • I. Rossow, K. Hawton, M. Ystgaard
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Archives of Suicide Research
  • The objective of this study was to test hypotheses on causality and selection regarding associations between cannabis use and deliberate self-harm (DSH) among adolescents. School surveys were conducted among 9,800 adolescents in England and Norway applying identical measures on deliberate self-harm, suicidal thoughts, cannabis use, and various potential confounders. Cannabis use was more prevalent in England than in Norway. It was associated with DHS, suicidal thoughts and various risk factors… CONTINUE READING
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