Non-suicidal self-injury in United States adults: prevalence, sociodemographics, topography and functions.

@article{Klonsky2011NonsuicidalSI,
  title={Non-suicidal self-injury in United States adults: prevalence, sociodemographics, topography and functions.},
  author={Elisha David Klonsky},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={
          1981-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has received increased attention in the mental health literature and has been proposed as a diagnostic entity for DSM-5. However, data on NSSI in the United States adult population are lacking. METHOD The prevalence and nature of NSSI were examined in a random-digit dialing sample of 439 adults in the United States. Participants were recruited during July and August of 2008. RESULTS Lifetime prevalence of NSSI was 5.9%, including 2.7% who had self… CONTINUE READING

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