Year: 2013 Source: Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry.(2012).53(12):1220-1221.DOI:10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02622.x SIEC No: 20130064

The preceding article by Hawton and colleagues reporting on a prospective study of adolescents presenting with self-harm to Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) is one of the largest epidemiological studies to examine the long-term outcomes of selfharm in children and adolescents. The article by Hawton and colleagues is an important step in our understanding of the risk factors of suicide in those adolescents who present with self-harm and in highlighting the overlapping nature of self-injury and self-poisoning in relation to suicide.

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