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People who self harm have a high mortality from natural causes

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6447 (Published 27 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6447

Older teenagers and adults who self harm die younger on average than those of a similar age in the general population. Suicide, accidental poisoning, and accidents account for some of the excess mortality, but a cohort study from the UK reports a high risk of …

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