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The coming of age of self-mutilation.
  • A. Favazza
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1 May 1998
Self-mutilation (SM), the deliberate, nonsuicidal destruction of one's own body tissue, occurs in such culturally sanctioned practices as tattooing; body piercing; and healing, spiritual, andExpand
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Bodies under siege : self-mutilation and body modification in culture and psychiatry
This work analyzes the complex issues surrounding self-mutilation, drawing on case studies from clinical psychiatry and cultural anthropology to show that the phenomenon is deeply embeddedExpand
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Female habitual self‐mutilators
ABSTRACT– Data are presented on 240 female habitual self‐mutilators. The typical subject is a 28‐year‐old Caucasian who first deliberately harmed herself at age 14. Skin cutting is her usualExpand
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Why patients mutilate themselves.
  • A. Favazza
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hospital & community psychiatry
  • 1 February 1989
Self-mutilation, the deliberate destruction or alteration of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent, occurs in a variety of psychiatric disorders. Major self-mutilation includes eyeExpand
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Diagnostic issues in self-mutilation.
OBJECTIVE Pathological self-mutilation--the deliberate alteration or destruction of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent--was examined both as a symptom of mental disorders and as a distinctExpand
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Repetitive Self-Mutilation
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