The timing of acts of deliberate self-harm: is there any relation with suicidal intent, mental disorder or psychiatric management?


OBJECTIVE To investigate the common perception that more serious suicide attempts tend to occur earlier in the day. METHODS Prospective study of 158 adults referred for psychiatric assessment from the general hospital following an episode of deliberate self-harm. The main outcome measures used were Beck's Suicide Intent score, ICD-10 psychiatric diagnosis… (More)


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