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Psychosocial therapy after self-harm associated with reduced repetition, suicide, and all-cause mortality in Denmark
  1. Sarah Steeg,
  2. Nav Kapur
  1. University of Manchester, Centre for Mental Health and Safety, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Sarah Steeg; Sarah.Steeg{at}manchester.ac.uk

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ABSTRACT FROM: Erlangsen A, Dam Lind B, Stuart EA, et al. Short-term and long-term effects of psychosocial therapy for people after deliberate self-harm: a register-based, nationwide multicentre study using propensity score matching. Lancet Psychiatry 2015;2:49–58.

What is already known on this topic

Understanding which interventions are most effective for people who have self-harmed is a public health priority, in part due to their elevated risks of suicide and other premature mortality.1 A comprehensive review found that the evidence to suggest psychological and psychosocial interventions could reduce repeat self-harm was weakened by considerable heterogeneity in the types of treatments studied and small sample sizes.2

Methods of the study

In this matched cohort study people who, after deliberate self-harm, received a psychosocial therapy intervention at suicide prevention clinics in Denmark during 1992–2010 were compared with people who did not receive the psychosocial therapy intervention after deliberate self-harm. These clinics were introduced to Denmark in 1992 with growing national implementation from 2007. The clinical data were linked to demographic, …

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