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Deliberate self-harm among adolescent psychiatric outpatients in Singapore: prevalence, nature and risk factors

Overview of attention for article published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, July 2018
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Title
Deliberate self-harm among adolescent psychiatric outpatients in Singapore: prevalence, nature and risk factors
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Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, July 2018
DOI 10.1186/s13034-018-0242-3
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Michelle Siu Min Lauw, Abishek Mathew Abraham, Cheryl Bee Lock Loh

Abstract

Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a prominent mental health concern among adolescents. Few studies have examined adolescent DSH in non-Western countries. This study examines the prevalence, types and associated risk factors of DSH in a clinical sample of adolescents in Singapore. Using a retrospective review of medical records, demographic and clinical data were obtained from 398 consecutive adolescent psychiatric outpatients (mean age = 17.5 ± 1.4 years, range = 13-19 years) who presented at Changi General Hospital from 2013 to 2015. 23.1% (n = 92) of adolescents engaged in at least one type of DSH. Cutting was the most common type of DSH reported. Females were three times more likely to engage in DSH than males. DSH was positively associated with female gender (odds ratio [OR] 5.03), depressive disorders (OR 2.45), alcohol use (OR 3.49) and forensic history (OR 3.66), but not with smoking behaviour, living arrangement, parental marital status, past abuse or family history of psychiatric illness. Interventions targeting adolescent DSH should also alleviate depressive symptoms, alcohol use and delinquent behaviours.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 66 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 15%
Researcher 9 14%
Student > Master 8 12%
Other 3 5%
Other 6 9%
Unknown 19 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 23 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 5%
Arts and Humanities 3 5%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 22 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 July 2018.
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#2,116,169
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#100
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#58,504
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