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Alexithymia, impulsiveness, and psychopathology in nonsuicidal self-injured adolescents

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2016
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Title
Alexithymia, impulsiveness, and psychopathology in nonsuicidal self-injured adolescents
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, September 2016
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s106433
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Michela Gatta, Francesco Dal Santo, Alessio Rago, Andrea Spoto, Pier Antonio Battistella

Abstract

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a multifaceted phenomenon and a major health issue among adolescents. A better understanding of self-injury comorbidities is crucial to improve our ability to assess, treat, and prevent NSSI. This study aimed at analyzing some of the psychobehavioral correlates of NSSI: psychological problems, alexithymia, impulsiveness, and sociorelational aspects. This was a case-control study. The clinical sample (n=33) included adolescents attending our unit for NSSI and other issues; the controls (n=79) were high-school students. Data were collected using six questionnaires: Youth Self-Report, Barratt's Impulsiveness Scale, Toronto Alexithymia Scale, Children's Depression Inventory, Symptom Checklist-90-R, and Child Behavior Checklist. Cases scored significantly higher in all questionnaires. Habitual self-injurers scored higher on impulsiveness and alexithymia. The gesture's repetition seems relevant to the global clinical picture: habitual self-injurers appear more likely to seek help from the sociosanitary services. We found a difference between the self-injurers' and their parents' awareness of the disorder. Habitual self-injurers show signs of having difficulty with assessing the consequences of their actions (nonplanning impulsiveness) and the inability to manage their feelings. Given the significantly higher scores found for cases than for controls on all the psychopathological scales, NSSI can be seen as a cross-category psychiatric disorder, supporting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders decision to include it as a pathological entity in its own right.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 85 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Doctoral Student 14 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 15%
Student > Bachelor 10 12%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Master 9 11%
Other 9 11%
Unknown 20 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 30 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 16 19%
Social Sciences 6 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 2 2%
Unknown 25 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 September 2016.
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#7,374,723
of 14,537,474 outputs
Outputs from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#845
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#99,474
of 264,805 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
#41
of 104 outputs
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