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Adolescents who self-harm represent a significant challenge to professionals, with around 1 in 10 young people thought to be engaging in self-harming behaviour. As self-harm is not a diagnosis in itself, to be effective the doctor is required to conduct a thorough assessment and to formulate a psychosocial management plan that will include the mitigation of risk. In this podcast, Dr Alison Wood, Dr Gemma Trainor and Dr Justine Rothwell talk to CPD Online Trainee Editor Dr Jennifer Powell about the ways to approach the assessment and treatment of young people who self-harm.
Date published: 24 March 2021
Presenter: Dr Jennifer
Interviewee: Dr Alison
Wood, Dr Gemma Trainor and Dr Justine Rothwell
Audio running time: 57 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the extent of the problem of self-harm
the reasons why young people may
the relationship between self-harm and
suicide in young people
social media and internet use in young
people and its impact on self-harm and suicidal behaviours
the ways to approach an initial or
emergency assessment of self-harm
treatment approaches and prognosis for
young people who self-harm.
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Module Self-harm in adolescents: Part 1 – risk assessment
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Module Psychosocial management of self-harm: Part
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