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ERIC Number: EJ1216172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, a Condition for Further Study
Shinn, Marta M.
Communique, v47 n7 p12-13 May 2019
Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to deliberately harming one's body without the intention of dying. Common methods include skin cutting, scratching, burning, and self-battery. NSSI is currently not listed as a diagnostic category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), but it is considered a condition for further study. This article describes NSSI, the rationale for possible inclusion in DSM, and the implications of its inclusion for school psychologists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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