Developmental Pathways to Deliberate Self-harm among Adolescents: A Focus on Early Social Disadvantage, Parental Psychiatric Disorders, and Child Maltreatment Using Population Level Linked Data

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  • Nan Hu

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Deliberate self-harm (DSH) is a global health problem amongst adolescents and young adults. A better understanding of the aetiologies of DSH is critical for the development of more effective prevention and interventions to reduce DSH incidence among adolescents. This thesis focused on the impacts of three major risk factors for DSH, including early familial socioeconomic disadvantage, parental DSH and psychiatric disorders, and child maltreatment. The investigations in this thesis were conducted using the life-course approach, and were based on linked population-level longitudinal data, collected by multiple government agencies in Western Australia.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
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Award date3 Feb 2017
StateUnpublished - 2017

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