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

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… CONTINUE READING