NSSI and Adolescents

This study examined the frequency of NSSI among adolescents with mental health needs and identified specific factors related to NSSI. The researchers found increased NSSI in adolescents with mood or personality disorders, histories of abuse, engagement of substance use and intentional misuse of prescription medication, and higher rates of NSSI in females. The researchers highlighted the importance of novel findings in regards to intentional misuse of prescription medications in this population.

Authors: Shannon L. Stewart, Philip Baiden, and Laura Theall-Honey (2014)

Keywords: Non-suicidal self-injury; Suicide; Adolescent mental health; Inpatient treatment

Summary by: Elizabeth Thornley