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Near-lethal self-harm in women prisoners: contributing factors and psychological processes

Abstract:

We investigated the circumstances and psychological processes involved in the near-lethal self-harm acts of 60 women prisoners, using qualitative and quantitative methods. Most incidents involved hanging or ligaturing and high levels of suicidal ideation, and were attributable to individual and prison-related factors. Half of the incidents were described as impulsive, but mostly occurred against a background of longer-term suicidality and multiple repeated attempts. Hopelessness and images of...

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Marzano, L More by this author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY and PSYCHOLOGY
Volume:
22
Issue:
6
Pages:
863-884
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-9957
ISSN:
1478-9949
URN:
uuid:a75b3ee1-b993-4b9d-b069-9b21d3cc9bd7
Source identifiers:
314268
Local pid:
pubs:314268

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