Deliberate self-harm in children and adolescents: a research update.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We outline research developments in 2004 and early 2005 published in English language journals on deliberate self-harm among children and adolescents up to the age of 18 years. RECENT FINDINGS: The main issue of concern in recent times has been the risk/benefit profile of using antidepressants, especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, in depressed children and adolescents. Other important topics include treatment approaches, particularly cognitive behaviour ther...Expand abstract
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