Personality pathology in minor versus moderate-severe non-suicidal self-injury among young adults

Liat Itzhaky, Silvana Fennig, Golan Shahar

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Abstract

The present study addresses the role of personality pathology in minor and moderate-severe non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) among young adults. Israeli first year university students (n=114) were assessed twice for personality disorder features, depressive personality styles, trait dissociation, depressive symptoms, suicidality, and NSSI. Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder features (OCPD) predicted an onset of minor- NSSI. Dissociation was related to repetitive minor-NSSI and moderate-severe-NSSI onset. These findings highlight the importance of differentiating NSSI’s methods when assessing its risk factors, the role of OCPD features in minor-NSSI and shed light on the dissociation-NSSI link.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-40
Number of pages7
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry
Volume56
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019

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