Childhood sexual abuse and non-suicidal self-injury: meta-analysis.

@article{Klonsky2008ChildhoodSA,
  title={Childhood sexual abuse and non-suicidal self-injury: meta-analysis.},
  author={Elisha David Klonsky and Anne Moyer},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2008},
  volume={192 3},
  pages={
          166-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND Many theorists posit that childhood sexual abuse has a central role in the aetiology of self-injurious behaviour. Studies that report statistically significant associations between a history of such abuse and self-injury are cited to support this view. AIMS A meta-analysis was conducted to determine systematically the magnitude of the association between childhood sexual abuse and self-injurious behaviour. METHOD Forty-five analyses of the association were identified. Effect… CONTINUE READING