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Almost 10% reported that they had engaged in deliberate self-harm
; half of that group reported a wish to die while harming themselves.
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However, the empirical evidence documenting an increase in self-injury has been limited to studies of the broader construct of deliberate self-harm
(e.g., Hawton, Fagg, Simkin, Bale, & Bond, 2000; Hawton et al., 2003).
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Stephen, who had a long history of suffering with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and deliberate self-harm
, had been given several diagnoses, the most recent being emotional unstable personality disorder.
Hence, the authors recommend the use of long-lasting depot antipsychotic injections (e.g., Zuclopenthixol Decanoate) to stabilise their mood and reduce impulsivity, the risk of overdoses, pseudo-psychotic symptoms and command hallucinations leading to deliberate self-harm
. The use of oral lithium to treat mood swings poses an ethical dilemma for doctors as it could be lethal when used as an overdose.
Suicidal behaviours, according to the study, are global public health issues and suicidal ideation is the first step on the suicide 'pathway' and an important area of potential intervention for primary prevention of both deliberate self-harm
Prevalence and psychological correlates of occasional and repetitive deliberate self-harm