Journal article

Psychosocial interventions for self-harm in adults.

Katrina G Witt, Sarah E Hetrick, Gowri Rajaram, Philip Hazell, Tatiana L Taylor Salisbury, Ellen Townsend, Keith Hawton

Cochrane Database Syst Rev | Published : 2021


BACKGROUND: Self-harm (SH; intentional self-poisoning or self-injury regardless of degree of suicidal intent or other types of motivation) is a growing problem in most counties, often repeated, and associated with suicide. There has been a substantial increase in both the number of trials and therapeutic approaches of psychosocial interventions for SH in adults. This review therefore updates a previous Cochrane Review (last published in 2016) on the role of psychosocial interventions in the treatment of SH in adults. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of psychosocial interventions for self-harm (SH) compared to comparison types of care (e.g. treatment-as-usual, routine psychiatric care, enhan..

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