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Girls with ADHD at Risk for Self-Injury, Suicide Attempts as Young Adults

Girls with ADHD at Risk for Self-Injury, Suicide Attempts as Young Adults | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are significantly more likely to attempt suicide or injure themselves as young adults than girls who do not have ADHD, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.
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» Parasite May Trigger Suicidal Tendencies in Women - Psych Central News

» Parasite May Trigger Suicidal Tendencies in Women - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Women who carry a common parasite may be more likely to harm themselves or attempt suicide, according to new research. Researchers say more research is needed "to really understand the link between toxoplasmosis and suicidal tendencies, such as whether certain individuals with the infection are more susceptible to mood and behavior issues than others – because of genetic factors, for example."

 

The researchers added that pregnant women should not avoid or give away their housecats based on the findings. Most of the parasites that cause infection, Weiss said, are passed by feral cats and end up in the environment.

 

“This is not a reason to be fearful of pussy cats,” he said.

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Self Injury: An Interview with Barent Walsh, Ph.D. - Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood

Self Injury: An Interview with Barent Walsh, Ph.D. - Dialectical Behavior Therapy Understood | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Dr. Walsh has written extensively and presented internationally on the topic of self-injurious behavior. Here he answers questions on the topic of self injury.

 

Christy Matta: The legal and mental health systems are challenged by a lack of clarity about suicidal behavior. Self- injury is often something other than a suicide attempt, but the difference isn't one parents should try to diagnose on their own at home.

 

Mom Psych on cutting behaviors: Researchers who study cutting behaviors find that teens who cut are attempting to self-soothe, not to hurt themselves. As counterintuitive as it may seem, the behavior is likely an attempt to gain "relief" from emotional pain. It is not necessarily the "bid for attention" that parents often assume, although parents should pay attention and seek help for their children when they see this behavior. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a form of cognitive behavioral therapy, is one of the most effective interventions for teens who cut.

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