Journal article

Pharmacological interventions for self-harm in adults

K Hawton, KG Witt, TL Taylor Salisbury, E Arensman, D Gunnell, P Hazell, E Townsend, K van Heeringen

BJPsych Advances | Published : 2016


Background Self-harm (intentional self-poisoning or self-injury) is common, often repeated, and strongly associated with suicide. This is an update of a broader Cochrane review on psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for self-harm, first published in 1998 and previously updated in 1999. We have now divided the review into three separate reviews. This review is focused on pharmacological interventions in adults who self-harm. Objectives To identify all randomised controlled trials of pharmacological agents or natural products for self-harm in adults, and to conduct meta-analyses (where possible) to compare the effects of specific treatments with comparison types of treatment (e.g. plac..

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