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Study: Hospitalized Girls with ADHD at Higher Risk for Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

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September 24, 2020Hospitalized adolescent girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) are more likely to experience non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI)1 than are boys with ADHD, according to a study recently presented at the virtual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

This study, which found NSSI correlated most strongly with ADHD comorbidities like affective and psychotic disorders, follows an ongoing body of research analyzing the link between ADHD in girls and an elevated risk for self-injury.2Findings came from a cross-sectional study of 202 adolescent inpatients (51% female) at the Vadaskert Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital in Budapest.

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