Predictors of self-mutilation in patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Sweeny1981PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of self-mutilation in patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Scott Sweeny and K Zamecnik},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1981},
  volume={138 8},
  pages={
          1086-9
        }
}
The authors found that a self-imposed change in physical appearance during the acute phase before hospital admission and a previous act of self-mutilation differentiated self-mutilators from control subjects in a group of patients with schizophrenia. Anticipated object loss and living with others were factors of clinical importance but did not reach statistical significance. 
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