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Table 3 Surgical treatment of NSSI

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

In the surgical treatment of NSSI
 The best possible functional and cosmetic result should be strived for
 The intervention should be made as painless as possible
 Emotional responses and judgmental comments should be forborne
 When the patient is receiving treatment outside of child and adolescent psychiatry, she/he should be supervised as long as the potential for imminent threat has not been assessed
 A child and adolescent consultation should be requested as soon as possible
 For patients already in therapy, contact with the therapist ought to be sought