Self-harm, which includes all intentional self-poisoning or self-injury irrespective of suicidal or other motives, is often repeated and is strongly associated with an increased risk of suicide. It is a major problem in many countries and places large demands on health care services worldwide.
Psychological treatment may be effective in reducing self-harm
19 July 2016
A new review, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, investigates the effectiveness of a number of different forms of psychological, or 'talking' therapies, for adults who self-harm.