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The Risk of Self-Harm in Children with ADHD

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12.9.2019

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As the prevalence of ADHD and self-harm alike are continuing to rise, it is essential that parents and educators verse themselves on how to detect, treat, and manage these conditions. Through early intervention and positive learning strategies, the risk of self-harm can be substantially lowered, and children with ADHD can grow up feeling a confident mastery of their unique abilities.

According to research, the primary causes for self-harming behaviours are generally impulsivity,

The first clue as to why ADHD and self-harm are linked lies in the spectrum of emotions experienced by children who self-harm; many report strong feelings of guilt, frustration, anger and impulsivity—all emotions which are more prevalent in those who have ADHD. (Where ADHD has not been diagnosed, feelings of failure and low-esteem are often particularly acute.)

rate of self-harm is so much higher for adolescent girls with ADHD than for boys

The Frequency of Self-harm in Adolescents with ADHD

likelihood of being diagnosed with ADHD was about four times higher among children and adolescents hospitalized due to suicide and self-harm

diagnosing and treating the ADHD as soon as possible

Managing ADHD in the Classroom (for teachers and support workers)

Remaining vigilant for those times when the child seems focused

Through early intervention and positive learning strategies, the risk of self-harm can be substantially lowered, and children with ADHD can grow up feeling a confident mastery of their unique abilities.

Read more: ADDitude

olgaisthebest could you post that article without the graphic image please as it is an important issue for parents to be aware off and know about. olgaisthebest WHOA, that picture needs to come down. PLEASE.

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