Year: 2010 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.14, no.1, (2010), p.79-88 SIEC No: 20100249

This study describes & compares basic non-suicidal self-injury characteristics among a nonclinical sample by gender. 48 individuals reporting a history of non-suicidal self-injury were interviewed. Frequency, age of onset, method of non-suicidal self-injury, pain & control during non-suicidal self-injury, & degree of medical injury were compared between 19 men & 29 women. Men & women differed significantly on age of onset, degree of medical injury, & non-suicidal self-injury methods. This study supports previous findings of gender differences in non-suicidal self-injury & suggests further investigation is warranted. (38 refs.)

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