Year: 1996 Source: State of the Art in Clinical Psychiatry, v.3, no.23, (June 1996), p.1-23 SIEC No: 20020076

This article provides a literature review of deliberate self-harming behaviors. Deliberate self-harm is defined in this review as encompassing both self-poisoning & self-injury. Sections of this paper include epidemiology, research methods, aetiology, consequences, & treatment of deliberate self-harming behavior. Clinical guidelines relating to the assessment of deliberate self-harming behavior are also included. (40 refs) (SC)