Title

Relationship between adolescent suicidality, self-Injury, and media habits.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2018

Institution/Department

Psychiatry

Journal Title

Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America

ISSN

1558-0490

Abstract

Media has changed the daily lives of most Americans, especially adolescents. The interplay between development and media habits is complex. There is a link between excessive media use and risk-taking behaviors, with an alarming increase in adolescent nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal behavior, and completed suicide. The link is complex and not necessarily causal. Clinicians should routinely take a media history that distinguishes types and extent of use, content, and psychological impact. Media is a significant part of adolescents' lives and exploring their engagement with media is a critical piece of the initial assessment, risk assessment, and ongoing treatment.

First Page

159

Last Page

169

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