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Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports

Onur Tuğçe Poyraz Fındık, Veysi Çeri.

Abstract
The contagious nature of suicides which is called as Werther’s effect characterized by increase of suicidal behaviors after suicide reports on media and fictional portrayal of it on television is a well-known phenomenon. A new fashion of viral games which were claimed to have encouraged self-harm among children and adolescents are frightening families. We will discuss two adolescent cases who evaluated in outpatient service for online challenge related self-harm behavior. Psychiatric evaluation revealed that both children were suffering from psychiatric disorders, had peer problems and were socially isolated. This is the first paper from Turkey which reported that viral games might prod children and adolescents for self-harm.

Key words: Self-harm, Children, Online Challenge, Blue Whale, Momo, Suicide



Çocuk ve ergenlerde çevirim içi meydan okuma oyunları ile ilişkili kendine zarar verme davranışı: İki olgu sunumu

Ozet
Werther etkisi olarak adlandırılan ve basında yer alan intihar haberleri ile televizyonda yayınlanan kurgusal intihar görüntüleri sonrasında intihar davranışının artması ile karakterize olan intiharın bulaşıcı doğası iyi bilinmektedir. Bununla beraber, günümüzde çocuklar ve ergenler arasında kendine zarar verme davranışını artırdığı iddia edilen yeni bir viral oyun tarzı aileleri korkutmaktadır. Bu olgu sunumunda, çevrim içi meydan okuma oyunlarıyla ilişkili olabileceği düşünülen kendine zarar verme davranışı ile polikliniğimize başvuran iki olgunun tartışılması amaçlan-mıştır. Her ne kadar çocukların kendine zarar verici davranışları bu oyunlara katılmalarından sonra gelişmiş olsa da, psikiyatrik değerlendirmeleri, bu oyunla tanışmalarından çok öncesinde iki çocukta da psikiyatrik bir bozukluk olduğunu ve sosyal izolasyon ile akran sorunlarının olduğunu açığa çıkardı. Bu olgu sunumu Türkiye'de viral oyunların çocuk ve ergenlerde kendine zarar verme davranışı için tetikleyici olabileceğini gösteren ilk yayındır.

Anahtar Kelimeler: Kendine zarar verme, çocuk, çevrimiçi meydan okuma, Mavi Balina, Momo, intihar


 
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Findik OTP, Ceri V. Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports. Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg. 2019; 20(5): 556-558. doi:10.5455/apd.39071


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Findik OTP, Ceri V. Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports. Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg. (2019), [cited November 17, 2019]; 20(5): 556-558. doi:10.5455/apd.39071



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Findik, O. T. P. & Ceri, . V. (2019) Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports. Anadolu Psikiyatri Derg, 20 (5), 556-558. doi:10.5455/apd.39071



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Findik, Onur Tugce Poyraz, and Veysi Ceri. 2019. Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 20 (5), 556-558. doi:10.5455/apd.39071



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Findik, Onur Tugce Poyraz, and Veysi Ceri. "Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports." Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 20 (2019), 556-558. doi:10.5455/apd.39071



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Findik, Onur Tugce Poyraz, and Veysi Ceri. "Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports." Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry 20.5 (2019), 556-558. Print. doi:10.5455/apd.39071



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Findik, O. T. P. & Ceri, . V. (2019) Online challenge related self harm in children and adolescents; Two case reports. Anatolian Journal of Psychiatry, 20 (5), 556-558. doi:10.5455/apd.39071





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