Melatonin Use and the Risk of Self-Harm and Unintentional Injuries in Youths

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In this Papers Podcast, Dr. Marica Leone discusses her JCPP paper ‘Melatonin use and the risk of self-harm and unintentional injuries in youths with and without psychiatric disorders’ ( Marica is the first author of the paper.

There is an overview of the paper, methodology, key findings, and implications for practice.

Discussion points include:

  • What is known about the relationship between sleep disorders, injuries, and self-harm in young people.
  • Implications of the findings for child and adolescent mental health professionals.
  • Recommendations that emerge from the research.
  • Importance of good sleep hygiene and what this looks like.

In this series, we speak to authors of papers published in one of ACAMH’s three journals. These are The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (JCPP)The Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) journal; and JCPP Advances.

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Dr. Marica Leone
Dr. Marica Leone

Dr. Marica Leone holds a PhD in psychiatric and genetic epidemiology from the Karolinska Institute. She has a background in the life sciences, healthcare, and pharmaceutical industry, and was part of the Real World Evidence and Analytics team at the Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson and Johnson. Marica’s area of research focuses on the causes, consequences and co-occurring diseases of depression in youth and adults. Marica is currently working at the Boston Consulting Group in Stockholm as a strategy consultant, focusing on the health care and life science sectors.

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