The relationship between dissociative symptoms, alexithymia, impulsivity, sexual abuse, and self-mutilation.

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The overall purpose of the present study was to further our understanding of the mechanisms of self-mutilative behavior in a sample of female inpatients. The study found that self-mutilators (n = 103) displayed a greater degree of dissociative symptoms and alexithymia and a greater number of self-injurious behaviors, as well as higher rates of childhood… (More)

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