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Type: Book chapter
Title: Self-inflicted injuries and associated psychological profiles
Author: Gall, J.
Goldney, R.
Payne-James, J.
Citation: Current Practice in Forensic Medicine, 2011 / Gall, J., Payne-James, J. (ed./s), pp.273-290
Publisher: Wiley
Publisher Place: United Kingdom
Issue Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780470744871
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John Gall, R. Goldney, Jason Payne-James
Keywords: self-inflicted injuries - and associated psychological profiles; group of self-harmers, in forensic settings - more investigative time and money in assessing allegations; clinical forensic perspective, dealing with live persons - groups of self-harmers encountered; spectrum of self-inflicted injury - from non-suicidal, deliberate self-harm to completed suicide; forensic approach to potential self-infliction - known psychiatric basis for behaviour, and mental health conditions, where such behaviour occurs; injuries, atypical for self-infliction - issues of mental health status of complainant; psychiatric aspects of self-harm - suicidal intent, minimal or absent, terminology used varying enormously; lesser degrees of physical injury - and personality disorders; ritual mutilation of sexual organs, both male and female - practised in different cultures; epidemiology of self-harm, a challenge - self-harm, rare before puberty, appearing to peak during adolescence
Rights: Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
RMID: 0020114228
DOI: 10.1002/9780470973158.ch10
Appears in Collections:Psychiatry publications

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