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Here we list important points to keep in mind when assessing and treating patients who self harm.
Deliberate self-harm (DSH) behaviors should be taken seriously by the psychiatrist. Comprehensive evaluation and treatment must be individualized for each patient, but here are important points to keep in mind when assessing and treating these difficult conditions.
Note: Adapted from an article published in Psychiatric Times by Donald E. Greydanus, MD, titled "Treating Self-Harm in Children and Adolescents."