author={Keren Skegg},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • K. Skegg
  • Published 28 October 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… 
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  • Medicine
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