Year: 2014 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry.(2013).170(12):1442-1450. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12121506 SIEC No: 20140370

The authors sought to characterize the short-term risks of repeat self-harm and psychiatric hospital admission for deliberate self-harm patients discharged from emergency departments to the community, focusing on recognition of mental disorders in the emergency department. Adults who are discharged to the community after emergency visits for deliberate self-harm are at high short-term risk of repeat deliberate self-harm and hospital admission, although these risks may be attenuated by clinical recognition of a mental disorder in the emergency department.

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