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MUHLEN, Mara Cristiane von  and  CAMARA, Sheila Gonçalves. Narrative review on nonsuicidal self injury among adolescents. Aletheia [online]. 2021, vol.54, n.1, pp.136-145. ISSN 1413-0394.

ABSTRACT In recent decades, one can notice the increase in self-mutilation behaviors in adolescence. Although this can be explained by the growing interest of researchers and study specialists in this phenomenon, it is notorious that non-suicidal self-mutilation, considered until recently as a specific behavior inherent to severe pathological conditions, has been used as a strategy of poorly adaptive coping by an expressive number of adolescents at least once in life or even for the entire period of adolescence. In this narrative review of continuing education, non-suicidal self-mutilation will be discussed in terms of prevalence, functions and associated factors. The results indicate significant prevalences of non-suicidal self-mutilation worldwide, linked to various functions and associated factors related to sociodemographic, individual-- aspects of problem management and relational emotions and psychosocial aspects.

Keywords : Nonsuicidal self injury; adolescence; associated factors.

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