Self-harm

@article{Skegg2005Selfharm,
  title={Self-harm},
  author={K. Skegg},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={366},
  pages={1471-1483}
}
  • 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
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