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SELF-MUTILATION IN CLINICAL AND GENERAL POPULATION SAMPLES

SELF-MUTILATION IN CLINICAL AND GENERAL POPULATION SAMPLES 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Orthopsychiatry American Psychological Association

SELF-MUTILATION IN CLINICAL AND GENERAL POPULATION SAMPLES

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry , Volume 68 (4): 12 – Oct 1, 1998

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
© 1998 American Orthopsychiatric Association, Inc.
ISSN
0002-9432
eISSN
1939-0025
DOI
10.1037/h0080369
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Abstract

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.

Journal

American Journal of OrthopsychiatryAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Oct 1, 1998

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