Self-harm is intentional self-poisoning or self-injury. Many people who are admitted to hospital because of this are at an increased risk of self- harming again and of suicide. It is a major problem in many countries, leads to high levels of distress for patients and their families and friends, and places significant demands on health services.

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Raising a child with autism

Research sheds light on relationship between optimism, coping strategies, and depressive symptoms of Hispanic parents of children with autism

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