Fatal and non-fatal repetition of self-harm

  title={Fatal and non-fatal repetition of self-harm},
  author={David Owens and Judith A Horrocks and Allan O House},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={193 - 199}
Background Non-fatal self-harm frequently leads to non-fatal repetition and sometimes to suicide. We need to quantify these two outcomes of self-harm to help us to develop and test effective interventions. Aims To estimate rates of fatal and non-fatal repetition of self-harm. Method A systematic review of published follow-up data, from observational and experimental studies. Four electronic databases were searched and 90 studies met the inclusion criteria. Results Eighty per cent of studies… 

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