Children, Volume 8, Issue 1 (January 2021) – 57 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Worldwide, there are between 8 and 10 million children living in different types of institutions, and this might impair their psychological development. Oral self-harm (OSH) in these children occurs in connection with emotional, behavioral, or organic disorders. OSH is not a frequently encountered phenomenon in clinical practice, but it can represent the first manifestation of a psychiatric disorder. Identification of self-harm in the early stages is of utmost importance as scientific data confirm that up to 70% of these persons experience suicidal attempts. Due to the lack of scientific data regarding OSH among institutionalized children, our cross-sectional study aimed to assess the frequency and type of OSH among children from three Romanian state centers in correlation with ethnicity. View this paper
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