Comparative analysis of self-injury in people with psychopathology or neurodevelopmental disorders.
|Title||Comparative analysis of self-injury in people with psychopathology or neurodevelopmental disorders.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Crapper L, Ernst C|
|Journal||Pediatr Clin North Am|
|Date Published||2015 Jun|
|Keywords||Child, Developmental Disabilities, Humans, Mental Disorders, Prevalence, Risk Factors, Self-Injurious Behavior|
Self-injury is a complex and poorly understood behavior observed in people with psychopathology or neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). Despite the differences in etiology and progression of these distinct disease domains, it is possible that overlapping molecular pathways underlie the expression of self-injurious behaviors (SIBs). This review outlines the similarities and differences at the behavioural and molecular level, where SIBs in both conditions may involve opioid, nucleoside, and dopamine signalling. These points of convergence have important implications for treatment and research of SIB in both populations.
|Alternate Journal||Pediatr. Clin. North Am.|