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Self harm in Goth youth subculture: authors' reply

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7553.1335-a (Published 01 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1335
  1. Robert Young (robert@msoc.mrc.gla.ac.uk), research associate,
  2. Helen Sweeting, research scientist,
  3. Patrick West, senior research scientist
  1. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
  2. MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ

    EDITOR—Our paper generated varied comments.1 The definition of “Goth” is contentious but covers a wide range of musical tastes, social groupings, and aesthetics.2 Our paper, as is clear from the title, refers to younger Goths; the results may not apply to all Goths.

    Our contribution is a first step towards producing an evidence base to test the …

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