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Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a term that is becoming popular especially in North America and it has been proposed as a new diagnosis in DSM-5. In this paper we consider what self-harm research can tell us about the concept of NSSI and examine the potential pitfalls of introducing NSSI into clinical practice.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.112.116111

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

05/2013

Volume

202

Pages

326 - 328

Keywords

Humans, Self-Injurious Behavior, Terminology as Topic