Non-suicidal self-injury v. attempted suicide: New diagnosis or false dichotomy?

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Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a term that is becoming popular especially in North America and it has been proposed as a new diagnosis in DSM-5. In this paper we consider what self-harm research can tell us about the concept of NSSI and examine the potential pitfalls of introducing NSSI into clinical practice.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-328
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2013