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2020 02

Lancet Psychiatry



Risk of self-harm after the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders in Hong Kong, 2000-10: a nested case-control study.


Chai Y, Luo H, Wong GHY, Tang JYM, Lam T-C, Wong ICK, Yip PSF
Lancet Psychiatry. 2020 02; 7(2):135-147.
PMID: 31974072.


Psychiatric disorders are established risk factors for self-harm. However, variation in the risk of self-harm by specific psychiatric disorder and stratified by gender and age is rarely examined in population-representative samples. This study aimed to investigate the risk of self-harm following diagnosis of different psychiatric disorders in an Asian population, through a review of inpatient records retrieved from the Hong Kong Clinical Data Analysis and Reporting System (CDARS).