Clinical utility of proposed non-suicidal self-injury diagnosis - A pilot study
2014 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, ISSN 0803-9488, E-ISSN 1502-4725, Vol. 68, no 1, 66-71 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In the forthcoming fifth revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), a new diagnosis is proposed: non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). To test its clinical utility in a pilot study, NSSI criteria were assessed in 39 young psychiatric outpatients with self-harm behavior. There were no differences between the NSSI (n = 18) and the non-NSSI (n = 21) groups concerning other diagnoses, including borderline personality disorder (BPD) (22% vs. 24%). However, NSSI patients had more suicidal behavior than non-NSSI patients. This pilot study indicates that the NSSI diagnosis is different from BPD, but it does not delimit suicidal behavior.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 68, no 1, 66-71 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Psychiatry
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-209445DOI: 10.3109/08039488.2013.775340ISI: 000333039100010PubMedID: 23527788OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-209445DiVA: diva2:657524