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.
Glenn, C. DeNisco, S. (2006). Self-mutilation in adolescents: Recognizing a silent epidemic. The American Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(11/12), 63-63-4, 66-8, 70.