Epidemiology and nature of self-harm in children and adolescents: findings from the multicentre study of self-harm in England

@article{Hawton2012EpidemiologyAN,
  title={Epidemiology and nature of self-harm in children and adolescents: findings from the multicentre study of self-harm in England},
  author={Keith Hawton and Helen Bergen and Keith Waters and Jennifer M Ness and Jayne Cooper and Sarah Steeg and Navneet Kapur},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={21},
  pages={369-377}
}
We examined epidemiology and characteristics of self-harm in adolescents and impact of national guidance on management. Data were collected in six hospitals in three centres between 2000 and 2007 in the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. Of 5,205 individuals (7,150 episodes of self-harm), three-quarters were female. The female:male ratio in 10–14 year-olds was 5.0 and 2.7 in 15–18 year-olds. Rates of self-harm varied somewhat between the centres. In females they averaged 302 per 100,000… CONTINUE READING