Title: Functions of nonsuicidal self-injury in Singapore adolescents: Implications for intervention
year: 2017
Journal: Asian J Psychiatr
Volume: 28
Pages: 47-50
date: Aug
ISSN: 1876-2026 (Electronic);1876-2018 (Linking)
Article Number: 28784396
Keywords: Adolescents;Clinical diagnoses;Functions;Nonsuicidal self-injury;Singapore
Abstract: The functions of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) and DSM-IV-TR diagnoses were examined in a sample of thirty ethnic adolescents followed up in a local child and adolescent psychiatric clinic in Singapore. The most commonly endorsed function of NSSI on the Functional Assessment of Self-Mutilation scale was Automatic Negative Reinforcement (A-NR) and the least being Social Negative Reinforcement (S-NR). Participants were more likely to be diagnosed as having Major Depression Disorder. Depressed adolescents did not differ from non-depressed counterparts in their endorsement of social reinforcement functions. The results suggest that specific psychosocial interventions may help address both automatic and social functions of NSSI in Singapore adolescents.
Notes: Ong, Say How;Tan, Augustine Chin Yeow;Liang, Wilfred Zhijian;eng;Netherlands;2017/08/09 06:00;Asian J Psychiatr. 2017 Aug;28:47-50. doi: 10.1016/j.ajp.2017.03.015. Epub 2017 Mar 18.
URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28784396
URI: https://open-access.imh.com.sg/handle/123456789/5155
Authors Address: Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, (S) 539747, Singapore; Department of Psychological Medicine, KK Women's & Children's Hospital, 100 Bukit Timah Road, (S) 229899, Singapore. Electronic address: say_how_ong@imh.com.sg.;Journeys-The Next Step, 112 East Coast Road, (S) 428802, Singapore.;Early Psychosis Intervention Program, Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View, (S) 539747, Singapore.
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