The functions of self-mutilation.

@article{Suyemoto1998TheFO,
  title={The functions of self-mutilation.},
  author={Karen L. Suyemoto},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={1998},
  volume={18 5},
  pages={
          531-54
        }
}
While pathological self-mutilating behavior has been clinically examined for over 65 years, and much of the literature hypothesizes some function for the behavior, there has been little attempt to integrate or differentiate between different functional ideas. This review uses six functional models extracted from the literature to organize a discussion of the multiple functions of self-mutilation, acknowledging the overdetermined nature of the behavior and attempting to understand how self… CONTINUE READING

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