Year: 1973 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.43, no.1, (January 1973), p.142-148 SIEC No: 19820175

Self-injury behavior in a city of some 200,000 residents was measured in a study designed to employ a wider variety of sources of information than had previous studies. The study disclosed a much higher rate of self-injury than reported in earlier studies. Reasons for this high rate are discussed, and the authors contend that the “true” rate of self-injury is much higher even than that reported in their study.