IQ and adolescent self-harm behaviours in the ALSPAC birth cohort.

  title={IQ and adolescent self-harm behaviours in the ALSPAC birth cohort.},
  author={S C-N Chang and Ying-Yeh Chen and Jon Heron and Judi Kidger and Glyn Lewis and D Gunnell},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
BACKGROUND Low IQ is associated with an increased risk of suicide and suicide attempt in adults, but less is known about the relationship between IQ and aspects of suicidal/self-harm behaviours in adolescence. METHODS We used data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), a population-based prospective UK cohort. Binomial and multinomial logistic regression models were used to examine the association of IQ measured at age 8 with suicide-related outcomes amongst 4810… CONTINUE READING


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