Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.70, no.1, (June 2002), p.57-65 SIEC No: 20040849

The aim of this study was to examine the treatment received by deliberate self-harm (DSH) patients with depression & their progress following DSH. A representative sample of 106 patients with an ICD-10 depressive episode who presented to a general hospital following an episode of DSH were investigated in terms of their treatment before & after the episode & their outcome at follow-up. 27 patients reported a further episode of DSH during follow-up, & 1 had completed suicide. Implications are discussed. (25 refs)