Prevalences of lifetime histories of self-cutting and suicidal ideation in Japanese adolescents: differences by age

Toshihiko Matsumoto, Fumi Imamura, Yasuhiko Chiba, Yotaro Katsumata, Masahiko Kitani, Tadashi Takeshima
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2008, 62 (3): 362-4
We examined differences in the prevalence of a lifetime history of self-cutting and suicidal ideation by age among junior and senior high-school students. Histories of self-cutting and suicidal ideation were reported by 9.9% and 40.4% of the students. Among early teens, females were more likely to report suicidal ideation than males, and among late teens, females were more likely than males to report self-cutting.

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