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Deaths from all causes in a long-term follow-up study of 11,583 deliberate self-harm patients.

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BACKGROUND: Deliberate self-harm (DSH) may be associated with increased risk of death from a variety of causes, not just suicide. METHOD: A follow-up study of 11,583 DSH patients who presented to a general hospital over a 20-year period was conducted to examine risk of death from a range of causes during a follow-up period of between 3 and 23 years. Deaths were identified through national death registries. Expected numbers of deaths were calculated from national death statistics. RESULTS: The...

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10.1017/s0033291705006914

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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
36
Issue:
3
Pages:
397-405
Publication date:
2006-03-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:67e4df8d-d405-4ab9-8df1-86e780f9e313
Source identifiers:
168459
Local pid:
pubs:168459

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