Being exposed to trauma increases the risk of deliberate self-harm
What is it about?
Deliberate self-harm is increasingly being common, especially among youth. One of the strong predictors of deliberate self-harm is history of trauma. But our research showed that self-harm is also related to different patterns of dissociative phenomena (e.g. dissociative identity disorder and depersonalization/derealization disorder). This study clarifies the relationship between trauma, dissociative disorders and deliberate self-harm.
Why is it important?
I this study, the prevalence of deliberate self-harm has been investigated among Iranian young adults. The relationships of deliberate self-harm to trauma and dissociation has been clarified. Also, potential mechanisms involved in endorsing self-harm have been discussed.
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