Understanding Self-Harm: Prevalence, Predictors and Treatment Options


Elizabeth Bell (Editor)

Series: Psychiatry – Theory, Applications and Treatments
BISAC: MED105000

This book provides new research on the prevalence, predictors and treatment options for individuals who self-harm. The first chapter describes the frequency and nature of self-harm in patients with schizophrenia and determines whether personality features, defined as temperament and character dimensions, as well as impulsivity features, are predictors of self-harm behaviors in patients with schizophrenia. Chapter Two provides a broad overview of suicide incidence among males in different regions and eras marked by the social factors that are commonly suggested to be related to male suicidality: political turmoil, economic recession and unemployment, war, and access to lethal means. Chapter Three discusses clinical insight for understanding suicidal behaviour among those with origins on the Indian sub-continent. Chapter Four reviews non-suicidal self-injury in a Flemish population.
(Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Personality and Impulsivity Features as Predictors of Self-Harm in Patients with Schizophrenia
Ana Fresán, Carlos-Alfonso Tovilla-Zarate, Nicolás Martínez-López, Iván Arango de Montis, and Rebeca Robles-García (Subdirección de Investigaciones Clínicas, Instituto Nacional de Psiquiatría Ramón
de la Fuente Muñíz, Mexico City, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 2. Changing Societies – Changing Suicidality: Overview of Male Suicide Rates across Time and Societies
Elin Anita Fadum (Research Coordinator, The Norwegian Armed Forces Health Register, Institute of Military Epidemiology, The Norwegian Armed Forces Medical Services, Oslo, Norway)

Chapter 3. Understanding Suicidal Behaviour in the Great Indian Epics: Ramayana and Mahabharata
Latha Nrugham and Vandana V Prakash (Former Senior Researcher at the National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, and others)

Chapter 4. Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in a Flemish Population: Associations with Personality Dimensions according to DSM-5
Lise Smets and Laurence Claes (Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, and others)


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