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Minor self-harm and psychiatric disorder: a population-based study.

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Skegg, K; Nada-Raja, S; Moffitt, TE
Published in: Suicide & life-threatening behavior
January 2004

Little is known about the extent to which minor self-harm in the general population is associated with psychiatric disorder. A population-based sample of 980 young adults was interviewed independently about past-year suicidal and self-harm behavior and thoughts, and psychiatric disorders. Self-harm included self-harmful behaviors such as self-battery, as well as traditional methods of suicide (ICD [International Classification of Diseases] self-harm). All with ICD self-harm and most with other self-harmful behavior met the criteria for DSM-IV disorder. Suicidal/self-harmful thoughts increased the odds for self-harm, even in men without psychiatric disorder (odds ratio 4.9, 95% confidence interval 1.3-17.9). Young adults engaging in even minor self-harm warrant screening for psychiatric disorder.

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Suicide & life-threatening behavior

DOI

EISSN

1943-278X

ISSN

0363-0234

Publication Date

January 2004

Volume

34

Issue

2

Start / End Page

187 / 196

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Psychiatry
  • Population Surveillance
  • New Zealand
  • Mental Disorders
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
 

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Skegg, K., Nada-Raja, S., & Moffitt, T. E. (2004). Minor self-harm and psychiatric disorder: a population-based study. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 34(2), 187–196. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.34.2.187.32790
Skegg, Keren, Shyamala Nada-Raja, and Terrie E. Moffitt. “Minor self-harm and psychiatric disorder: a population-based study.Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior 34, no. 2 (January 2004): 187–96. https://doi.org/10.1521/suli.34.2.187.32790.
Skegg K, Nada-Raja S, Moffitt TE. Minor self-harm and psychiatric disorder: a population-based study. Suicide & life-threatening behavior. 2004 Jan;34(2):187–96.
Skegg, Keren, et al. “Minor self-harm and psychiatric disorder: a population-based study.Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, vol. 34, no. 2, Jan. 2004, pp. 187–96. Epmc, doi:10.1521/suli.34.2.187.32790.
Skegg K, Nada-Raja S, Moffitt TE. Minor self-harm and psychiatric disorder: a population-based study. Suicide & life-threatening behavior. 2004 Jan;34(2):187–196.
Journal cover image

Published In

Suicide & life-threatening behavior

DOI

EISSN

1943-278X

ISSN

0363-0234

Publication Date

January 2004

Volume

34

Issue

2

Start / End Page

187 / 196

Related Subject Headings

  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Self-Injurious Behavior
  • Psychiatry
  • Population Surveillance
  • New Zealand
  • Mental Disorders
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female