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17 November 2011

One in 12 teens self-harms

One in 12 teens deliberately harms him/herself, but 90% give up the behaviour by the time they're young adults, a new study shows.

One in 12 teens deliberately harms him/herself, but 90% give up the behaviour by the time they're young adults, a new study shows.

Of the 1,802 participants who took part while they were teens, 149 (8%) reported self-harm. More girls (10%) than boys (6%) reported self-harm. There was a substantial decline in self-harm during the late teens and by age 29, fewer than 1% of the participants reported self-harm.

 
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