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  • Symptom Number Five As Self Mutilating Behavior
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    Girl, Interrupted: A Study of Borderline Personality Disorder It's 1967, and 18 year old Susanna Kaysen is like a lot of American teenagers her age confused, insecure, and lost within a rapidly changing world. After a half-hearted suicide attempt, she goes to a psychiatrist who quickly diagnoses her with Borderline Personality Disorder, and whisks her away to McLean Hospital. The next year and nine months would change her life forever. When Susana arrives at McLean, she is immediately introduced...
  • Injuring Self Mutilation
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    Main Entry: self-muotiolaotionPronunciation: -'my " ut-&-'lA-sh&n Function: noun: injury or disfigurement of oneself Psychological characteristics of self-injurers Hate themselves, feel inadequate Tend to suppress rage Are usually angry, most of the time at themselves Are very sensitive to rejection Have aggressive feelings which usually get turned inward Are anxious and irritable Tend to be depressed suicidal and self destructive Are bad at controlling impulses, and do things for how they feel ...
  • Reasons For Self Mutilating Behavior Individuals
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    INTRODUCTION Suyemoto and MacDonald (1995) reported that the incidence of self-mutilation occurred in adolescents and young adults between the ages of 15 and 35 at an estimated 1,800 individuals out of 100,000. The incidence among inpatient adolescents was an estimated 40%. Self-mutilation has been most commonly seen as a diagnostic indicator for Borderline Personality Disorder, a characteristic of Stereotypic Movement Disorder (associated with autism and mental retardation) and attributed to Fa...
  • Self Mutilator Y Behaviors
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    Self Mutilation It is estimated that one out of every 50 teens between the ages of 13 and 19 regularly practice self-abusive behavior with a reported 2 million cases in the US alone in 2004. Self-mutilation is defined as the direct and deliberate destructive alteration of one's own body tissue, without conscious suicidal intent. It is considered a clinical disorder. Self mutilation is not a suicide attempt. It is an attempt for one to gain control over their life and cope with stress, pain, fear...
  • Type Of Self Mutilation
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    There are many different definitions for self-mutilations, also known as self-injury, self-harm, or self-inflicted violence. One definition of self-mutilation is that is any self-directed, repetitive behavior that causes physical injury. Another definition is that self-mutilation is self-inflicted physical harm severe enough to cause tissue damage done without suicidal intent. This is just one example of the blurriness of the boundaries of self-mutilation. It is very hard to pin point exactly wh...
  • Most Dangerous Type Of Self Mutilation
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    I take a knife and place it to my wrist and cut deep watching the blood drip down ever so slowly, one drop at a time relieving me of the pain I feel making it so every one can see, They can see my pain but no one help me because I am different BECAUSE I cut and not cry, they all are too late any way my blood is running down my arm I feel a little less pain now I am just a mutation of the human race I don't belong all I can do is just cut. By: Darshan a Dave Did you know that the prevalence of se...
  • Acts Of Self Mutilation
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    It was sleek, like a fountain pen, with a thin triangular blade at the tip. I picked it up and laid the blade against a doily. The little knots came undone, just like that. I touched the blade to a piece of ribbon draped across the table and pressed, ever so lightly. The ribbon unfurled into two pieces and slipped to the floor without a sound. Then I placed the blade next to the skin on my palm. What happened next was that perfect, straight line of blood bloomed from under the edge of the blade....

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