Premature death after self-harm: a multicentre cohort study

I have only just realised how infrequently I write about the day job on this blog.

It’s partly because collecting data on self-harm is not the sort of thing that makes for good blogging; however some of the research that stems from that data is definitely worthwhile and today I want to mention a paper that our project has just had published in the Lancet.

People who self-harm have an increased risk of premature death, and my colleague Helen Bergen, in the Oxford Team of the Multi-Centre Study of self-harm looked at cause-specific premature death in individuals who self-harm, including associations with socioeconomic deprivation.

The paper makes interesting reading in the current economic climate and can be found at:  DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61141-6

Manchester Self-Harm Project

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