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'Steep rise' in self-harm among teenage girls

There has been a steep rise in reports of self-harm among girls aged 13 to 16, according to a study of data from GP practices across the UK.  The BMJ study, which looked at figures from 2011-2014, said GPs could be getting better at picking up self-harm.  But it was likely that rising stress and psychological problems in young people were also behind the trend.  Read more...


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