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How adolescents who cut themselves differ from those who take overdoses.

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The aims of this study were to identify in what ways adolescents who cut themselves differ from those who take overdoses, and to investigate the role of contagion in these behaviours. Data from an anonymous self-report questionnaire survey of 6,020 adolescents in 41 schools were analysed. Comparison of 220 adolescents who reported self-cutting in the previous year with 86 who had taken overdoses in the previous year as the sole method of deliberate self-harm (DSH) showed that far more of thos...

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10.1007/s00787-009-0065-0

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Harriss, L More by this author
Journal:
European child and adolescent psychiatry
Volume:
19
Issue:
6
Pages:
513-523
Publication date:
2010-06-05
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EISSN:
1435-165X
ISSN:
1018-8827
URN:
uuid:f044d6c7-632d-44e8-9083-2b7011fb17a3
Source identifiers:
168506
Local pid:
pubs:168506

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