Year: 1997 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (19th: 1997: Adelaide), p.317 SIEC No: 19980072

The authors reported on their investigation of behavioural & cognitive factors associated with increased psychophysiological tension reduction to self-cutting. Results of a series of experiments indicated that strong tension reduction responses were evident in relation to increased frequency of behavior, no premeditation, high levels of covert conditioning of self-cutting, little cognitive control of associated thoughts & images, & higher levels of impulsivity.