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Proposed Diagnostic Criteria for the DSM-5 of Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Female Adolescents: Diagnostic and Clinical Correlates

Table 3

Frequency of methods of self-injurious behaviour assessed by the FASM in adolescents with NSSI (NSSI disorder) and adolescents with NSSI without impairment/distress (NSSI-C).

MethodNSSI disorder ( )NSSI-C ( )
No. (%)No. (%)

Moderate/severe NSSI
 Cutting/carving on skin32 (97.0)9 (81.8)
 Scraping21 (63.6)8 (72.7)
 Burning skin13 (39.4)5 (45.5)
 Rubbing skin to draw blood9 (27.3)3 (27.3)
 Self-tattooing 3 (9.1)1 (9.1)
 Total moderate/severe methods33 (100)10 (90.9)

Minor NSSI
 Picking at a wound24 (72.7)7 (63.6)
 Biting self23 (69.7)3 (27.3)
 Hitting self19 (57.6)6 (54.4)
 Inserting objects under skin or nails9 (27.3)0 (0)
 Pulling out one’s own hair6 (18.2)0 (0)
 Picking areas of the body to the point of drawing blood6 (18.2)0 (0)
 Total minor methods31 (93.3)10 (90.9)

Note. FASM: Functional Assessment of Self-Mutilation.

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