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Suicide and deliberate self-harm 

Suicide and deliberate self-harm
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Suicide and deliberate self-harm
Author(s):

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199234998.003.0018
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date: 05 August 2020

Suicide: definition and epidemiology 268

Deliberate self-harm 270

Aetiology 272

Assessment, differential diagnosis, and co-morbidity 274

Clinical example 276

Management 278

Prognosis, course, and outcome 279

Recommended reading 280

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