Gender differences in presentation and conceptualization of adolescent self-injurious behaviour: Implications for therapeutic practice

  title={Gender differences in presentation and conceptualization of adolescent self-injurious behaviour: Implications for therapeutic practice},
  author={A. L. Bowen and Alexandra Mary John},
  journal={Counselling Psychology Quarterly},
  pages={357 - 379}
  • A. Bowen, A. John
  • Published 1 December 2001
  • Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology Quarterly
The UK is reported to have the highest rate of self-injurious behaviour (SIB) in Europe. It is no longer underrepresented in adolescent male populations, and further appears to correlate significantly with the increase in young male completed suicides. Early research suggested mental health professionals view males as being psychologically healthier than females. Gender differences in behavioural presentation and conceptual understanding of SIB may account for such disparity. The fields of… 
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