Epidemiology and phenomenology of non-suicidal self-injury

Rodham, K. and Hawton, K. (2009) Epidemiology and phenomenology of non-suicidal self-injury. In: Understanding non-suicidal self-injury: Origins, assessment and treatment. APA Books, Washington, DC. ISBN 9781433804366

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An understanding of the epidemiology and phenomenology of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is vital for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers interested in this problem. The outcomes of recent studies have provided data that answer basic questions concerning these aspects of NSSI. For example, rates are much higher among adolescents and young adults than among children and older adults. Also, studies demonstrate higher rates among females, although the behavior is more common than previously thought among males. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the information currently available concerning the epidemiology and the phenomenology of NSSI. We conclude with an agenda for future work in this area directed at addressing gaps in out current knowledge.

Publication Type: Book Sections
Additional Information: Chapter 11
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Psychology
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Depositing User: Karen Rodham
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2021 13:34
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2021 13:34
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6011

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