This article examines self-harming behaviour in the male population of a medium-secure hospital.
Data were taken from the case-files and clinical notes of 88 clients and self-harm was related to a number of background factors.
The overall incidence of self-harming behaviour was found to be 45.5%, significantly higher than previously reported for similar male populations.
Possible links were found :
index offence of non-sexual violence ;
history of physical or sexual abuse ;
and diagnosis of mental illness.
Overdosing and wrist-or throat-cutting were found to be the most common methods of self-harm.
The results are discussed in terms of implications for future intervention and the possibility of generalizing findings from previous research focusing on women's self-harming behaviour.
Mots-clés Pascal : Délinquance, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Hôpital psychiatrique, Automutilation, Incidence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Pays de Galles, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme, Mâle, Trouble comportement social
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Delinquency, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Psychiatric hospital, Self injury, Incidence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Wales, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe, Human, Male, Social behavior disorder
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Cote : 99-0277221
Code Inist : 002B18G. Création : 16/11/1999.