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Reasons for deliberate self-harm: comparison of self-poisoners and self-cutters in a community sample of adolescents.

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OBJECTIVE: To compare motives and premeditation between adolescent deliberate self-poisoners and self-cutters. METHOD: In a sample of 6,020 pupils aged 15 and 16 years who completed a self-report questionnaire, those who had deliberately cut themselves in the previous year (n = 220) were compared with those who had taken overdoses (n = 86). RESULTS: More adolescents who took overdoses than those who cut themselves said that they had wanted to die (66.7% versus 40.2%, chi2 = 14.94, p <.000...

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Journal:
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume:
43
Issue:
1
Pages:
80-87
Publication date:
2004-01-05
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EISSN:
1527-5418
ISSN:
0890-8567
URN:
uuid:58b6165b-5b2e-416e-8b57-77d45858c768
Source identifiers:
168433
Local pid:
pubs:168433

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