Title

Self-Mutilation in Adolescents: Recognizing a Silent Epidemic

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2006

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.