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Self-harm and suicide in women

Judith Horrocks and Allan House

in Oxford Textbook of Women and Mental Health

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199214365
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640454 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199214365.003.0027

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Self-harm and suicide in women

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This chapter will discuss self-harm and suicide separately: their epidemiology, associated risk factors, theoretical perspectives on causes and meaning, and prevention or treatment. We will also try to show the links between them. We will draw on general research into self-harm and highlight gender differences where they have been found.

Chapter.  5579 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Psychiatry

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