Non-fatal repetition of self-harm in Taipei City, Taiwan: cohort study.

  title={Non-fatal repetition of self-harm in Taipei City, Taiwan: cohort study.},
  author={Chi-Leung Kwok and Paul S. F. Yip and D Gunnell and Chian-Jue Kuo and Ying-Yeh Chen},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
BACKGROUND Repeat self-harm is an important risk factor for suicide. Few studies have explored risk factors for non-fatal repeat self-harm in Asia. AIMS To investigate the risk of non-fatal repeat self-harm in a large cohort of patients presenting to hospital in Taipei City, Taiwan. METHOD Prospective cohort study of 7601 patients with self-harm presenting to emergency departments (January 2004-December 2006). Survival analysis was used to examine the rates, timing and factors associated… CONTINUE READING
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