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Suicide and deliberate self-harm in children and adolescents

Abstract:

Rates of deliberate self-harm (DSH) in children and adolescents are rising. Only a small proportion of episodes result in presentation to hospital. Paediatricians have an important role to play in preventing DSH in community and non-psychiatric settings through maintaining up-to-date knowledge of risk factors and considering clinical issues such as intent, motives and psychosomatic presentations. Current treatment options including the ongoing controversies surrounding the use of selective se...

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10.1016/j.paed.2007.09.001

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Journal:
Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume:
17
Issue:
11
Pages:
443-447
Publication date:
2007-11-05
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ISSN:
1751-7222
URN:
uuid:37435124-46be-4f97-a364-5588651f8c63
Source identifiers:
168556
Local pid:
pubs:168556

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