This article describes the physical and emotional manifestations of self-mutilation behavior (SMB) in adolescents and provides information about diagnosis and treatment. The authors' own survey of school nurses' on-the-job experience with SMB is presented. Finally, the implications of the problem for nurse practitioners (NPs) who care for teens at risk for SMB are discussed.
Self-Mutilation in Adolescents: Recognizing a Silent EpidemicNursing Faculty Publications
Citation InformationGlenn, Constance and Susan DeNisco. "Self-Mutilation in Adolescents: Recognizing a Silent Epidemic." The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners 10.11/12 (2006): 63-63-4, 66-8, 70 passim.