Welcome to Priory Bitesize. This month we discuss self-harm – what are the common misconceptions of self-harming, why people cause injury to themselves, and what is the best care and management for individuals you are concerned about…
Self-Harm UK estimates around 13% of young people aged 11-16 will try to harm themselves at some point, and suggest that this figure could be even higher. Help for self-harm is available, but the longer the habit persists, the more difficult it becomes to break the pattern and stop.
This month we spoke to Dr Paul McLaren, General Adult Psychiatrist and Medical Director at The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove, about the issue of self-harm, its social stigmas and the importance of early treatment.
Dr Judith Mohring, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory Wellbeing Centre Fenchurch Street in London, talks about the challenges in diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar.
Priory experts have been alarmed by national news reports about a rise in self harming, and harmful social media activity apparently advocating self harming, after Zayn Malik's departure.
Dr David Kingsley, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director at Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal explains how parents and carers can help children and young people keep themselves emotionally healthy...
The Priory Hospital Glasgow’s Medical Director, Dr Alex Yellowlees, will be speaking at a Self Harm and Eating Disorders conference in Glasgow this week.
There are many different types of self-harm and they’re not always easy to notice. Many people who self-harm, whether children or adults, do so in secret and try to keep the areas they have cut or burned hidden from parents and friends.
Self Harm, also referred to as self-injury, is a commonly misconstrued issue that occurs when a person inflicts an injury upon themselves as a way of dealing with stress, anxiety or periods of unease.
The Priory Group has received professional acclaim for its unique and innovative interventional tool designed to assist in the management of young people who engage in unsuspended ligaturing as a means of deliberate self-harm.