New study by the Risk and Resilience Team and z-proso on self-harm in adolescence

UZH Magazin

Are stressful life events in different social contexts associated with self-injury from early adolescence to early adulthood?

Are stressful life events in different social contexts associated with self-injury from early adolescence to early adulthood? A new publication by Annekatrin Steinhoff and colleagues from the Risk and Resilience area and the z-proso study examined this question. Findings revealed that especially violence in the peer context and life events in the school context were associated with self-injury. During early and mid-adolescence, accumulation of two or more stressful life events was associated with increased risk of self-injury, especially in girls; this association weakened in young adulthood. The full article is freely available at this link.