Year: 2014 Source: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.(2013).22(8):501-510. DOI 10.1007/s00787-013-0390-1 SIEC No: 20140356

We conclude that self-cutting adolescents, mostly girls, with wounds elsewhere than on the arms present with the most serious psychiatric symptoms. It is important to perform a careful physical examination when an adolescent has unexplained wounds or scars on the arms or on other parts of the body. These adolescents also need a caring and conscientious psychiatric examination and possible psychiatric treatment.