Self-harm in adolescence

Shiner, Alice (2008) Self-harm in adolescence. InnovAiT, 1 (11). pp. 750-758. ISSN 1755-7380

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Abstract

Self-harm is a common yet frequently concealed activity among adolescents. GP trainees are likely to encounter young people who self-harm, not only in primary care, but also during placements in Accident and Emergency or general medicine. The type of self-harm seen in each situation is likely to vary and the approach to it may need to change accordingly. However, some themes remain constant and as self-harm is a prevalent phenomenon among adolescents, it is an area with which GPs should be familiar. This article is intended to provide an overview of the subject of self-harm among adolescents, so that GPs in training are better equipped to detect and manage cases which they encounter. It focuses on self-harming behaviours such as cutting and also considers the assessment process (including suicide risk) in some depth. While it discusses a few areas of treatment, it is not intended as a guide to specific management of the various forms of self-harm

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2019 16:30
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2020 01:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69714
DOI: 10.1093/innovait/inn119

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