A brief review of self-asphyxial risk-taking behaviour in adolescents

Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2015. A brief review of self-asphyxial risk-taking behaviour in adolescents. Education and Health, 33 (3), pp. 59-61. ISSN 0265-1602


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Adolescence is often viewed as a time for experimentation and risk-taking behaviour. For instance, when I was a teenager, my friends and I used to occasionally play a game that we called ‘Headrush’ where we would have our breathing temporarily stopped by someone holding onto our chests after a deep expiration and hyperventilation (so that we could not breathe). It induced feelings of light-headedness and dizziness followed by temporary unconsciousness (usually lasting 10 to 15 seconds). I did it twice and on both occasions I felt as though I had lived a whole other life while I was unconscious. I cannot remember exactly why I had engaged in such a potentially life-threatening behaviour except that all my friends were doing it.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Education and Health
Creators: Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Schools Health Education Unit (SHEU)
Place of Publication: Exeter
Date: 2015
Volume: 33
Number: 3
ISSN: 0265-1602
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 28 Oct 2015 10:34
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:55
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25939

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