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Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: A state of the art perspective

This special issue, published in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health, presents several state of the art reviews among with one original paper on the current issue of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI) in adolescents. Since there is a proposal to include a Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Syndrome in the upcoming DSM 5, we asked several clinicians and researchers in the field of NSSI to provide us with an overview in their respective field of expertise. We are able to present reviews about the prevalence of NSSI, the relationship between NSSI and suicidality (which is also supported by an original paper, submitted separately, which we decided to include in this issue), issues around NSSI and the Internet, as well as a review about psychotherapeutic approaches. We are proud to present to the reader an international perspective with authors from several countries.

  1. Review

    Psychotherapeutic approaches to non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents

    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among adolescents is gaining increasing attention in both clinical and scientific arenas. The lifetime prevalence of NSSI is estimated to vary between 7.5% to 8% for preadolesce...

    Jason J Washburn, Sarah L Richardt, Denise M Styer, Michelle Gebhardt, K R Juzwin, Adrienne Yourek and Delia Aldridge

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2012 6:14

    Published on: 30 March 2012

  2. Review

    The co-occurrence of non-suicidal self-injury and attempted suicide among adolescents: distinguishing risk factors and psychosocial correlates

    Although attempted suicide and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) are distinct behaviors differing in intent, form, and function, the behaviors co-occur at a high rate in both adults and adolescents. Researchers ...

    Margaret S Andover, Blair W Morris, Abigail Wren and Margaux E Bruzzese

    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health 2012 6:11

    Published on: 30 March 2012