Year: 2001 Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, v.40, no.11, (November 2001), p.1246-1253 SIEC No: 20060034

This study compared group therapy with routine care in 63 adolescents in Manchester, England who had deliberately harmed themselves on at least two occasions within a year. In intention-to-treat analyses, adolescents who had group therapy were less likely to be repeaters (two or more further incidents of self-harm) at the end of the study than adolescents who had routine care, but the confidence intervals were wide. The interventions did not differ, however, in their effects on depression or global outome. (36 refs.)