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Epidemiology and nature of self-harm in children and adolescents: findings from the multicentre study of self-harm in England.

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We examined epidemiology and characteristics of self-harm in adolescents and impact of national guidance on management. Data were collected in six hospitals in three centres between 2000 and 2007 in the Multicentre Study of Self-harm in England. Of 5,205 individuals (7,150 episodes of self-harm), three-quarters were female. The female:male ratio in 10-14 year-olds was 5.0 and 2.7 in 15-18 year-olds. Rates of self-harm varied somewhat between the centres. In females they averaged 302 per 100,0...

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10.1007/s00787-012-0269-6

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Journal:
European child and adolescent psychiatry
Volume:
21
Issue:
7
Pages:
369-377
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1435-165X
ISSN:
1018-8827
URN:
uuid:03d0758f-e031-4894-b985-ad59aa59c958
Source identifiers:
320422
Local pid:
pubs:320422

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