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admitted with the history of recent deliberate self-harm (DSH).
Methodology: Descriptive study with purposive sampling was carried out at
Department of Psychiatry Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Lahore, Pakistan
from July 2013 to January 2014. Personality profile of total 50 inpatients with
DSH admitted in psychiatry department, CMH Lahore were assessed by us-ing The Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire. Respondents were informed
and assured of the complete confidentiality of their responses. Quantitative
research design was employed. The data was analyzed by using SPSS version
Result: Results indicated that inpatients with the history of DSH scored high
on three factors i.e. Dominance (58%), Apprehension (48%) and Tension (52%).
Individuals scored low on 3 factors that are reasoning (4%), Emotional stability
(4%) and Liveliness (8%).
Conclusion: The findings revealed some personality factors that are more
consistently prominent in DSH patients. These increase vulnerability while the
later considered lowering the vulnerability to DSH. The findings have thera -peutic and preventive implications.
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