The association of ADHD symptoms to self-harm behaviours : a systematic PRISMA review

Allely, CS 2014, 'The association of ADHD symptoms to self-harm behaviours : a systematic PRISMA review' , BMC Psychiatry, 14 (1) , p. 133.

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Abstract

Background
Self-harm is a major public health issue in young people worldwide and there are many challenges to its management and prevention. Numerous studies have indicated that ADHD is associated with completed suicides and other suicidal behaviours (i.e., suicidal attempt and ideation). However, significantly less is known about the association between ADHD and self-harm.
Method
This is the first review of the association between ADHD and self-harm. A systematic PRISMA review was conducted. Two internet-based bibliographic databases (Medline and CINAHL) were searched to access studies which examined to any degree the association between, specifically, ADHD and self-harm.
Results
Only 15 studies were identified which investigated the association between ADHD and self-harm and found evidence to support that ADHD is a potential risk factor for self-harm.
Conclusion
This association raises the need for more awareness of self-harm in individuals with symptoms of ADHD.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: BMC Psychiatry
Publisher: BioMed Central
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1471-244X
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2014 17:43
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 17:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/32908

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