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  1. The incidence of self-harming behaviour in the male population of a medium-secure psychiatric hospital.

    Article - En anglais

    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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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0277221

    Code Inist : 002B18G. Création : 16/11/1999.