Self-mutilation, examined in samples of the general population, clinical groups, and self-identified self-mutilators, was reported by 4% of the general and 21% of the clinical sample, and was equally prevalent among males and females.
Results suggest that such behavior is used to decrease dissociation, emotional distress, and posttraumatic symptoms.
Childhood sexual abuse was associated with self-mutilation in both clinical and nonclinical samples.
Mots-clés Pascal : Automutilation, Trouble comportement, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Trouble psychiatrique, Expérience infantile, Abus sexuel, Sexe, Homme, Victimologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Self injury, Behavioral disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Mental disorder, Infantile experience, Sexual abuse, Sex, Human, Victimology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0518370
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 23/03/1999.