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Deliberate self harm in adolescents: self report survey in schools in England
Deliberate self harm defined according to strict criteria is common in adolescents, especially females Associated factors include recent awareness of self harm in peers, self harm by family members, drug misuse, depression, anxiety, impulsivity, and low self esteem.
Schizophrenia and suicide: systematic review of risk factors.
Prevention of suicide in schizophrenia is likely to result from treatment of affective symptoms, improving adherence to treatment, and maintaining special vigilance in patients with risk factors, especially after losses, according to the international literature on case-control and cohort studies.
Psychiatric and personality disorders in deliberate self-harm patients
Psychiatric and personality disorders, and their comorbidity, are common in DSH patients, and this has important implications for assessment and management.
Suicide following deliberate self-harm: long-term follow-up of patients who presented to a general hospital.
Following DSH there is a significant and persistent risk of suicide, which varies markedly between genders and age groups, and reduction in the risk of Suicide must be a key element in national suicide prevention strategies.
Suicide risk and prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic
Reasons for deliberate self-harm: comparison of self-poisoners and self-cutters in a community sample of adolescents.
Prevention should focus on encouraging alternative methods of managing distress, problem-solving, and help-seeking before thoughts of self-harm develop, and also gender differences in the reasons for self-cutting.