Risks of harming oneself vs. harming other people associated with adverse childhood experiences: recent evidence from Denmark
Summary: Self-harm and interpersonal violence have overlapping aetiologies, and yet researchers and clinicians tend to focus narrowly on one of these two harmful behaviours. From an ongoing European Research Council-funded programme conducted using Danish national registers, we report on:
- Relationships between an array of childhood environmental exposures and risks of self-harm and violent criminality from mid-adolescence to early middle age
- Risk of dying prematurely among young adults with histories of self-harm as well as interpersonal violence
This talk is of potential interest to researchers and PhD students studying the aetiologies of these two deleterious behaviours, to clinicians working in child & adolescent and adult mental health services and in the criminal justice system, and to public health experts.
Information about speaker: Roger Webb is Professor of Mental Health Epidemiology and Senior Postgraduate Research Tutor in the Division of Psychology & Mental Health at The University of Manchester. His academic trajectory has spanned the disciplines of history, politics, sociology and epidemiology. He conducts population-based studies of rare adverse outcomes in mental health with routinely collected data in the UK, Denmark and Sweden.