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The function of self-harm behavior in a forensic population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15746265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article examines the functions of self-injurious behavior (SIB) in forensic populations. The cases of four individual offenders who have engaged in SIB are presented. These cases depict the four main functions of self-harm behaviors including (a) suicidal intent, (b) manipulation of the environment, (c) emotion regulation, and (d) a response to psychotic delusions or hallucinations. Assessment and treatment implications are discussed.
Elizabeth L Jeglic; Holly A Vanderhoff; Peter J Donovick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0306-624X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-04     Completed Date:  2005-07-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333601     Medline TA:  Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  131-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 445 West 59th Street, New York, New York 10019-1199, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Psychological
Behavior Control
Delusions / diagnosis,  psychology
Hallucinations / diagnosis,  psychology
Personality Assessment
Prisoners / psychology*
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Self-Injurious Behavior / psychology*
Suicide, Attempted / psychology
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Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2005 Apr;49(2):125-30   [PMID:  15746264 ]

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