Whilst research is not at a point where the link can be fully explained, it was found that goths have a tendency to distance themselves from society and that this could be a factor.
Researchers believe that despite the majority of these teenagers experiencing no concerns; the minority are important and should be considered for extra support.
The goth lifestyle has always attracted young people. With the focus on black or dark clothing, heavy eye make-up and the often aggressive, gloomy music being recognisable traits of the movement.
The study looked at over 3,500 adolescents aged 15, living in the Bristol area.
Research found that the more teenagers identified and connected with the subculture, the higher the risk of self-harm and depression.
The youths who saw themselves as a member of the culture were believed to have experienced bullying at school, and may have already shown signs of depression. Despite this, researchers argue that the link still remains even after…