Thresholds and tolerance of physical pain among young adults who self-injure.

  title={Thresholds and tolerance of physical pain among young adults who self-injure.},
  author={Katrina L McCoy and William J. Fremouw and Daniel W McNeil},
  journal={Pain research & management},
  volume={15 6},
Prevalence rates of nonsuicidal self-injury among college students range from 17% to 38%. Research indicates that individuals with borderline personality disorder who self-injure sometimes report an absence of pain during self-injury. Furthermore, self-injury in the absence of pain has been associated with more frequent suicide attempts. The present study examined pain thresholds and tolerance among 44 college students (11 who engaged in self-injury and 33 who did not). Pain thresholds and… CONTINUE READING

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