Navigation Links
A new study on self-injury behavior encourages quick and targeted intervention
Date:5/10/2011

While the disturbing act of self-injury is nothing new to adolescents, researchers and physicians at Nationwide Children's Hospital have identified a more severe type of behavior that is raising some concern among medical professionals. Often misdiagnosed, ignored and under-reported, Self-Embedding Behavior (SEB) is a form of self-injurious behavior that involves inserting foreign objects into soft tissue either under the skin or into muscle. A recent study, published in the June issue of Pediatrics, stresses the importance of quickly identifying this dangerous behavior while distinguishing it from other forms of self-injury to prevent future episodes.

During this three-year study period, physicians at Nationwide Children's identified 11 patients who demonstrated SEB. Of these patients, each had been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder and 82 percent were female. In fact, the majority of the patients, 90 percent, had a history of out-of-home placements and were members of a group home or psychiatric facility at the time they engaged in SEB.

"Typically these patients first present in Emergency Departments, so medical professionals have the unique opportunity to be the first to identify this dangerous behavior," said co-author William E. Shiels, DO, chief of Radiology at Nationwide Children's Hospital. "It is important for practitioners to first understand this behavior, and then rapidly pursue targeted intervention to interrupt the cycle of self-harm."

SEB is an extreme form of self-injury and this study found it is most commonly accompanied with suicidal ideations. Nearly 75 percent of the patients involved in the study reported the purpose of engaging in SEB was due to suicidal ideations and intentionally causing serious harm to themselves. Due to the complexity of the care that is required, a multidisciplinary team is typically formed to properly manage these individuals. This team includes primary care and emergency phy
'/>"/>

Contact: Erin Pope
Erin.Pope@NationwideChildrens.org
614-355-0495
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Questions Overuse of Colonoscopy in Medicare Patients
2. Ring Finger Length Linked to ALS, Study Suggests
3. S. Korean Study Suggests Autism Rate May Be Much Higher
4. Gastric Bypass May Help Prevent Heart Disease in Teens: Study
5. Study finds teens often willing to accept free or low-cost rapid HIV testing
6. Henry Ford Hospital study: Open-access colonoscopy is safe
7. Childs Head Injury Doesnt Always Need CT Scan: Study
8. Large study finds CT scans are frequently unnecessary after head injury in children
9. New study reveals autism prevalence in South Korea estimated to be 2.6 percent or 1 in 38 children
10. Kids Birth Month Seems to Be Linked to Celiac Disease: Study
11. Study finds Filipino children in San Diego County at higher risk for Kawasaki disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/27/2014)... Ellen V. Krieger, DDS released a new video describing her ... to describe the business and industry best practices for ... of cosmetic and family dentistry experience, Dr Ellen Krieger is ... and cared for. , Dr. Krieger has practiced dentistry in ... solid reputation of offering bright, friendly service to all of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com compares ... and GoDaddy are the most recommended suppliers for ... products. , “GreenGeeks and GoDaddy provide stellar ... believe that they have managed to provide a ... an intuitive ease of use that helps diminish ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 DiabetesSisters ... event in collaboration with Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation (DCAF) ... October 24-25, 2014 at Embassy Suites LAX North. The ... Media Meetup featuring DSMA Live”, an event which is ... evening, October 24th. , Interactive in many ways, DiabetesSisters’ ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The world ... transformation as was revealed in a survey conducted recently ... not just surprising but astonishing as well, and for ... online interviewed existing members on the 10yeargap website and ... to Kaly, 10yeargap marketing department manager," there are more ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 ... governance, and compliance software solutions for next-generation social ... Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of ... consecutive year. AvePoint joins brands such as Alex ... 2014 edition. , This underscores continued growth ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Ellen V. Krieger, DDS of McLean, Virginia Announces New Video Describing Industry Best Practices 2Health News:Excellent Hosting Suppliers Recommended By Top10BestSEOHosting.com 2Health News:DiabetesSisters and Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation Join Forces to Bring Together People with Diabetes in Los Angeles 2Health News:DiabetesSisters and Diabetes Community Advocacy Foundation Join Forces to Bring Together People with Diabetes in Los Angeles 3Health News:Survey Reveals Younger Women Dating Older Men 2Health News:Survey Reveals Younger Women Dating Older Men 3Health News:Inc. Magazine Names AvePoint to the Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing American Companies for the Fifth Consecutive Year 2Health News:Inc. Magazine Names AvePoint to the Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest Growing American Companies for the Fifth Consecutive Year 3
... discovered previously unsuspected mutations that contribute to the formation ... common cancer in children. The discovery not only suggests ... a roadmap for the identification of unsuspected mutations in ... in which immature white blood cells that normally develop ...
... grim facts to state. The study estimates that more than ... and that it also takes more than two years to ... 125,000 Australians suffer from some sort of autism indicted by ... this means that autism affects half a million Australians. ...
... findings by Dutch researchers suggest that the hormone glucocorticoids ... to be//. The steroid is prescribed by many specialists ... ,The steroid hormones called glucocorticoids are employed by ... to influence the body’s immune responses in a good ...
... A medical college counsellor set afire by his patient ... Chandra Bose Medical College hospital// in Jabalpur where the ... counsellor, Sanjay Shrivastava suffered 80 percent burns when he ... Sidhi district. The counsellor had refused to advise Jaiswal ...
... and beans aren't the only foods that pack a ... start to pregnancy. ,Researchers now have used ... full day's worth of the nutrient in a single ... online edition of the journal PNAS, Proceedings of the ...
... UC Irvine researchers have combined genetic and geographic data ... history over the past decade. //They found that multiple ... of Guangdong, and they identified many of the migration ... ,By knowing where H5N1 strains develop and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Major Gene Study Uncovers Secrets of Leukemia 2Health News:Major Gene Study Uncovers Secrets of Leukemia 3Health News:Scientists Genetically Engineer Tomatoes With Enhanced Folate Content 2Health News:UCI Scientists Reconstruct Migration of Avian Flu Virus 2
(Date:8/26/2014)... (NYSE: ACT ), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical ... President of Actavis, will provide an overview and update of ... 2014 in New York, NY . ... will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:10 ... East 42 nd Street, New York, NY ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... , Aug. 26, 2014 Blue Bell, ... largest office worldwide. PRA, a leading global Contract Research Organization (CRO), ... Fort Washington locations into new modern Class ... new office opened this week and marks the first phase of ... for us at PRA," said Harris Koffer , President of ...
(Date:8/26/2014)... 2014   Quanta Aesthetic Lasers , the premier emerging ... , expands the offerings in their robust product portfolio with ... available for shipping to medical spas, clinics, and doctors, offices ... The QuantaShape is manufactured in the Chianti hills of ... The device was previously sold as both the VASERShape™ and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Actavis to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2014 2PRA Health Sciences Expands in Pennsylvania 2Another Italian Beauty Joins the Quanta Aesthetic Lasers Lineup 2
... 2011 Milestone Scientific Inc. (Pink Sheets: ... injection systems for medical and dental markets, today announced ... OTCQB(TM) electronic quotation and trading system under the ticker ... action as a result of the addition of the ...
... Texas, March 14, 2011 (Nasdaq: VRML ... inclusion of OVA1® as part of the recently published ... Obstetrics and Gynecology , the American College of Obstetricians ... published an update committee opinion on the role of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Milestone Scientific Inc. Commences Trading on the OTC Pink 2OVA1 Included in Latest ACOG/SGO Committee Opinion 2OVA1 Included in Latest ACOG/SGO Committee Opinion 3OVA1 Included in Latest ACOG/SGO Committee Opinion 4
...
1.7% Tryptone, 0.3% Soytone, 0.5% Sodium Chloride, 0.25% Dextrose, 0.25% Potassium Phosphate....
... The basic Thermomixer is a compact model ... 24 x 1.5 ml tubes. Impressive features ... clear design, and high stabilityeven at maximum ... for gentle to vigorous mixing, including intermittent ...
... Penicillin/25,000 ug Streptomycin All ... and Buffer products are ... cGMP regulations and are ... assure compatibility. , Typical ...
Medicine Products: