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McNicholas, Fiona and Fagan, John and Tobin, Brid and Doherty, Mairin and Adamson, Neil (2011) Deliberate self-harm in children and adolescents: an 11-year case note study. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 28 , (4) , pp. 191-195.

Objective: To retrospectively examine the case-notes of all children and adolescents admitted with deliberate self-harm (DSH) or suicidal ideation during the study period 1993-2003. The study aimed to identify underlying reasons why children and adolescents engage in DSH, an dto identfiy common psychiatric, psychosocial and familial factors.

Results: During the 11-year period, 231 children presented with suicidal ideation or behaviour. Overdose was the most common method (81.2%) and paracetamol most commonly the drug of choice...

 

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