Non-suicidal self-injury v. attempted suicide: new diagnosis or false dichotomy?

Kapur, N., Cooper, J., O'Connor, R.C. and Hawton, K. (2013) Non-suicidal self-injury v. attempted suicide: new diagnosis or false dichotomy? British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(5), pp. 326-328. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.112.116111)

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Abstract

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a term that is becoming popular especially in North America and it has been proposed as a new diagnosis in DSM-5. In this paper we consider what self-harm research can tell us about the concept of NSSI and examine the potential pitfalls of introducing NSSI into clinical practice.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Connor, Professor Rory
Authors: Kapur, N., Cooper, J., O'Connor, R.C., and Hawton, K.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:British Journal of Psychiatry
Publisher:Royal College of Psychiatrists
ISSN:0007-1250
ISSN (Online):1472-1465

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