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Abu Dhabi: "'shocking' 42% increase over 10 years ...in under 18 girls" involved in self-harm

Nov 27, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE, The National: UAE doctors worried by 'trendy' self harming videos and rise in cases https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-doctors-worried-by-trendy-self-harming-videos-and-rise-in-cases-1.679382 School and social pressures also listed as likely causes Doctors have expressed alarm over the number of young people they are seeing self-harming, saying that websites and blogs that promote the practise are partly to blame. … But anecdotally doctors say they are seeing a rise, which mirrors other developed countries. Last year, Britain's NHS reported a “shocking” 42 per cent increase over 10 years in the number of under 18 girls who needed hospital treatment for self-harm.