Suicide: A Global Perspective

Suicide and Self-Mutilation

Author(s): Sara Martino and David Lester

Pp: 236-245 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805049911201010236

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Lester [1] introduced self-mutilation into mainstream psychology with a review of relevant research in a leading journal of the American Psychological Association (Psychological Bulletin) and discusses the relationship between self-mutilation and suicidal behavior. The present chapter compares our current understanding of self-mutilation with that of attempted suicide to explore similarities and differences.

Keywords: Self-mutilation, cutting, attempted suicide trichotillomania.

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