Not only body weight perception but also body mass index is relevant to suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior in Japanese adolescents.

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Whether a low body mass index (BMI) is directly associated with a high risk of suicidal ideation or self-harming behavior in adolescents is still inconclusive. This study has, therefore, evaluated the relevance of BMI to suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior after controlling for body weight perception (BWP) and other potential confounding factors… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31824cb29b

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@article{Kinoshita2012NotOB, title={Not only body weight perception but also body mass index is relevant to suicidal ideation and self-harming behavior in Japanese adolescents.}, author={Kuni Kinoshita and Yoshihiro Kinoshita and Shinji Shimodera and Atsushi Nishida and Ken Inoue and Norio Watanabe and Norihito Oshima and Tatsuo Akechi and Tsukasa Sasaki and Shimpei Inoue and Toshiaki Furukawa and Yuji Okazaki}, journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease}, year={2012}, volume={200 4}, pages={305-9} }