Self-injurious behaviors in eating-disordered patients.

  title={Self-injurious behaviors in eating-disordered patients.},
  author={Laurence Claes and Walter Vandereycken and Hans Vertommen},
  journal={Eating behaviors},
  volume={2 3},
High rates of self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) have been described in eating-disordered patients. The present study in 134 female inpatients suffering from an eating disorder (ED) confirmed this: 44% of the total group reported at least one form of SIB (mostly hair pulling, scratching, cutting, or bruising) with a mean age at onset of 17.5 years. No major differences have been found between the subgroups (anorexics, bulimics). The considerable number of patients who did not feel any pain during… CONTINUE READING


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