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80-94% of individuals reported feeling better after engaging in DSH.
Women who self-harmed reported higher levels of experiential avoidance.
Emergency outreach in Copenhagen. Found sig. fulfillment of purpose after two years.
Deficits in problem solving skills were found in those with DSH.
25% reported feeling relieved following deliberate self harm (DSH).
Problem solving therapy produces over-general memory responses. Suicidal patients produce a larger amount of positive, negative and neutral over-general memories.
Availability of firearms in Canada positively correlated with the amount of suicide.
Over 50% of cases have low/moderate intent. Higher intent more common in males, repeaters and self-poisoners. Paracetemol has a relatively low intention rating, even though it is o
Decrease in admissions due to paracetemol but increase in other admissions to hospital.
A measure used to assess how suicidal self harm behaviour is.
Systematic review of problem solving in adolescence. Found significant deficits in problem solving, but less when controlled for depresison and hopelessness.
Green cards - pps randomly allocated to conditions, less people from the experimental condition reported further DSH than control at follow up.
RCT - Australia - 772pps with previous history of self poisoning. No effect of postcards condition.
Meta-analysis - despite not finding significance there was a 30% reduction in repetition following problem solving therapy compared to aftercare. However the sample needed more pow
Some substitution to ibuprofen found after paracetemol legislation, but no mortality effects.
% of carbon monoxide in domestic gas decrease resulted in a decrease in suicide.
Systematic review of 24 RCTs, suggested that there is an insufficient amount of rigourous research.
Borderline Personality Disorder - prevalence of 48-79% DSH. BPD includes an unwillingness to tolerate emotional distress.
Experiential avoidance model - DSH is maintained through the process of escape conditioning.
Problem solving therapy is more effective than control (N=31).
Participants with DSH history had a trend towards more risky choices.
Support for the cry of pain model - found higher levels of stress, escape potential and defeat and lower levels of support in those with history of DSH.
Systematic review - therapy group scored lower for depression, hopelessness score at follow-up.
RCT - 90pps randomly assigned to CBT or treatment as usual (TAU). TAU was either psychotherapy or medication. Intervention took place for 5.5 months. Sig. greater reductions in DSH
Letters, postcards, green cards and telephone calls are not useful for the most severe cases.
PTSD - prevalence of 50% DSH. PTSD is characterised by experiential avoidance.
Reduction of deaths from paracetemol poisoning following legislation. Reduced number of liver problem and transplant admissions.
Brady Bill, 1993- significant effect on suicide but attempting to prohibit high risk individuals from owning a firearm had a less effect.
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