Year: 2000 Source: International Review of Psychiatry, v.12, no.1, (February 2000), p.31-36 SIEC No: 20011696

The focus of this paper is on deliberate self-harm among children & adolescents. Deliberate self-harm implies an act, not merely thoughts about suicide. However, it does not necessarily include the wish to kill oneself. This paper reviews prevalence, the nature of the deliberate self-harm act including intent & precipitants, assessment & referral, & treatment. (52 refs.)