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Self-Mutilation in Adolescents: Recognizing a Silent Epidemic
Nursing Faculty Publications
  • Constance Glenn, Sacred Heart University
  • Susan DeNisco, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
11-1-2006
Disciplines
Abstract
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.
Citation Information
Glenn, 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.