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Psychosocial and pharmacological treatment of patients following deliberate self-harm: the methodological issues involved in evaluating effectiveness.

Abstract:

Development of effective treatments for patients following deliberate self-harm (self-poisoning or self-injury) is a very important element in suicide prevention. The randomized controlled trial (RCT) is the mainstay of evaluation of treatments. In a systematic review of the literature, the effectiveness of treatments based on RCTs was examined and the quality of the RCTs was assessed. Twenty trials were identified, and where possible, these were grouped on the basis of similarities among the...

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10.1521/suli.31.2.169.21516

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Arensman, E More by this author
Townsend, E More by this author
Bremner, S More by this author
Feldman, E More by this author
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Journal:
Suicide and life-threatening behavior
Volume:
31
Issue:
2
Pages:
169-180
Publication date:
2001
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EISSN:
1943-278X
ISSN:
0363-0234
URN:
uuid:e5f527eb-1d41-471b-8d09-c442ddbbf4ae
Source identifiers:
168412
Local pid:
pubs:168412

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