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Adolescents who self-harm more likely to commit violent crime

from Duke University via Medical Xpress

Young people who self-harm are three times more likely to commit violent crime than those who do not, according to new research from the Center for Child and Family Policy at Duke University. The study also found young people who harm themselves and commit violent crime — "dual harmers" — are more likely to have a history of childhood maltreatment and lower self-control than those who only self-harm. Thus, programs aimed at preventing childhood maltreatment or improving self-control among self-harmers could help prevent violent crime, the authors state. more


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