2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Keywords

Parasuicide--Psychological aspects; Attention-deficit hyeractivity disorder--Psychological aspects;

Abstract

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a relatively new subject in psychopathology, as it is listed as a Condition for Further Study (APA, 2013). Impulsivity is a risk factor for NSSI, and is a core feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggesting that the two might be linked. The current exploratory study focused on the function of NSSI in college students with and without elevated ADHD symptoms. The preliminary results from a small sample (N = 42) suggest that the reported function of NSSI might vary based on ADHD symptoms. Affect regulation was commonly listed as the rational for NSSI among the elevated ADHD group.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth K. Lefler

Department

Department of Psychology

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The Function of NSSI: Differences by ADHD Symptom Endorsement

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a relatively new subject in psychopathology, as it is listed as a Condition for Further Study (APA, 2013). Impulsivity is a risk factor for NSSI, and is a core feature of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), suggesting that the two might be linked. The current exploratory study focused on the function of NSSI in college students with and without elevated ADHD symptoms. The preliminary results from a small sample (N = 42) suggest that the reported function of NSSI might vary based on ADHD symptoms. Affect regulation was commonly listed as the rational for NSSI among the elevated ADHD group.