Understanding deliberate self-harm: the patients' views.

  title={Understanding deliberate self-harm: the patients' views.},
  author={Konrad Michel and Ladislav Valach and V Waeber},
  volume={15 4},
Patients were asked to explain why they had attempted suicide, by spontaneous description and by the use of lists of problems and motives presented to them. They were also asked what help they would have accepted before the event, and what the consequences of the suicide attempt were. The main motive for attempting suicide mentioned was an acute and unbearable state of mind. Interpersonal (manipulative) motives were of much less importance to the patients. In contrast, the problems which… CONTINUE READING

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