Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.(2012).53(12):212Ð1219 DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2012.02559.x SIEC No: 20140319

Self-cutting as a method of self-harm in children and adolescents conveys greater risk of suicide (and repetition) than self-poisoning although different methods are usually used for suicide. The findings underline the need for psychosocial assessment in all cases.