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Table 1 Assessment of NSSI

From: Treating nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents: consensus based German guidelines

Basic assessment of NSSI should include
 As a first step, somatic assessment should be conducted and physical treatment (e.g. surgical dressing) initiated if necessary
 Full mental health assessment with a special emphasis on assessing suicidality should be conducted
 Frequency and methods of NSSI should be assessed
 Factors influencing NSSI both within and outside the family (including school environment, peer group) should be assessed
As part of the psychological assessment of NSSI: specific questionnaires may be considered as support