PERSONALITY-DISORDER AND SELF-WOUNDING
UNSPECIFIED (1992) PERSONALITY-DISORDER AND SELF-WOUNDING. BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 161 . pp. 451-464. ISSN 0007-1250Full text not available from this repository.
At least 1 in 600 adults wound themselves sufficiently to need hospital treatment. More men than women do it, although more women receive psychological treatment. Many have a history of sexual or physical abuse. Self-wounding differs from other self-harm in being aimed neither at mutilation nor at death. Self-wounding coerces others and relieves personal distress. Repeated self-wounding is one criterion of borderline personality disorder but we prefer to consider it an 'addictive' behaviour rather than an expression of a wider disorder. Psychological management may need to be augmented by drug or social treatment. Carers, including professional carers, usually need help to contain the turbulence that self-wounding produces.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY|
|Publisher:||ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 451-464|
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