Nonsuicidal self-injury: Increased prevalence in engagement

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Kelly L. Wester, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: While some suggest nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is increasing, very little has been done systematically to explore this possibility. The current study employed three cohorts of freshman (total N = 949) from the same university across a period of 7 years to explore engagement in NSSI. Related intrapersonal factors were also examined. NSSI lifetime and current engagement use drastically increased across the three cohorts. Anxiety followed a similar trajectory as NSSI behaviors as increasing in reported levels, while depression and coping behaviors did not. Implications of these trends are discussed.

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Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 48(6), 690-698
Language: English
Date: 2018
nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI), depression, anxiety, coping

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