Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative? the Variable Value Dynamics of Non-suicidal Self-hurting

  • Andy Barton-Breck, B Heyman
  • Published 2015


Medical accounts mostly frame non-suicidal self-hurting as an adverse event, the frequency of which has supposedly increased to a current ‘epidemic’ level, and which can be predicted probabilistically in terms of risk factors. This set of presuppositions gives rise to the common stigmatisation of those who present to Accident and Emergency services as a… (More)


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