Year: 1979 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (12th: 1979: Denver), p.16 SIEC No: 19911575

This summary of an article provides 4 dimensions for the classification of self-injurious behavior. The author discusses classification by: (1) demography; (2) precipitating factors; (3) the circumstances around the self injury, such as method & proximity of potential rescuers; and, (4) outcome variables, or the extent of the injury. (VM)