author={K. Skegg},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • K. Skegg
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • The term self-harm is commonly used to describe a wide range of behaviours and intentions including attempted hanging, impulsive self-poisoning, and superficial cutting in response to intolerable tension. As with suicide, rates of self-harm vary greatly between countries. 5-9% of adolescents in western countries report having self-harmed within the previous year. Risk factors include socioeconomic disadvantage, and psychiatric illness--particularly depression, substance abuse, and anxiety… CONTINUE READING
    104 Citations
    Self-harm intentions: can they be distinguished based upon a history of childhood physical and sexual abuse?
    • E. S. Santa Mina
    • Medicine
    • The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres
    • 2010
    • 4
    Deliberate self-harm in children- a growing problem.
    • PDF
    Suicide ideation as a risk factor for Self-harm in a clinical population
    • PDF
    Health Communication and Psychological Distress: Exploring the Language of Self-harm
    • 10
    • PDF
    The relationship between self-injurious behavior and suicide in a young adult population.
    • 246
    • PDF
    Characteristics of Self-harm Behaviour among Identified Self-harming Youth in Care
    • 7
    • Highly Influenced
    Psychological subtyping finds pathological, impulsive, and 'normal' groups among adolescents who self-harm.
    • Sarah Stanford, M. Jones
    • Psychology, Medicine
    • Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
    • 2009
    • 55
    Deliberate Self-Harm in Older Adults: A General Hospital Emergency Department Survey.
    • 4
    • PDF