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OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of deliberate self harm in adolescents and the factors associated with it. DESIGN Cross sectional survey using anonymous self report questionnaire. SETTING 41 schools in England. PARTICIPANTS 6020 pupils aged 15 and 16 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE Deliberate self harm. RESULTS 398 (6.9%) participants reported(More)
BACKGROUND Suicide risk is greatly increased in schizophrenia. Detection of those at risk is clinically important. AIMS To identify risk factors for suicide in schizophrenia. METHOD The international literature on case-control and cohort studies of patients with schizophrenia or related conditions in which suicide was reported as an outcome was(More)
BACKGROUND Deliberate self-harm among young people is an important focus of policy and practice internationally. Nonetheless, there is little reliable comparative international information on its extent or characteristics. We have conducted a seven-country comparative community study of deliberate self-harm among young people. METHOD Over 30,000 mainly(More)
Self-harm and suicide are major public health problems in adolescents, with rates of self-harm being high in the teenage years and suicide being the second most common cause of death in young people worldwide. Important contributors to self-harm and suicide include genetic vulnerability and psychiatric, psychological, familial, social, and cultural factors.(More)
Suicidal phenomena (suicide attempts, deliberate self-harm, and suicidal plans, threats and thoughts) are common in adolescents. Identification of factors associated with these phenomena could play an important role in the development of school or community-based prevention and intervention programs. In this article, we report the results of a systematic(More)
BACKGROUND Trends in deliberate self-harm (DSH) are important because they have implications for hospital services, may indicate levels of psychopathology in the community and future trends in suicide, and can assist in identification of means of suicide prevention. METHOD We have investigated trends in DSH and characteristics of DSH patients between 1990(More)
The World Health Organization/EURO Multicentre Project on Parasuicide is part of the action to implement target 12 of the WHO programme, "Health for All by the Year 2000', for the European region. Sixteen centres in 13 European countries are participating in the monitoring aspect of the project, in which trends in the epidemiology of suicide attempts are(More)
We have reviewed the literature on the association between self-injurious behaviors (SIB) and eating disorders from the psychological-behavioral perspective. Our aims were to investigate the extent and possible reasons for the association. A literature search was conducted using the following electronic databases (1989-2005): Medline, PsychInfo and EMBASE.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the main risk factors for suicide and nonfatal suicidal behavior in patients with bipolar disorder through a systematic review of the international literature. DATA SOURCES Studies were identified through electronic searches of MEDLINE (1966-December 2003), EMBASE (1980-December 2003), PsycINFO (1872-November 2003), and Biological(More)