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Addictive Self-Harm Behaviors in Kids

Addictive Self-Harm Behaviors in Kids

In the United States, as many as 35 percent of adolescents intentionally inflict harm to their bodies. This is called self-harming, self-injury, or self-abuse. Often, people who take part in this type of behavior have some underlying emotional trauma or disorder. They harm themselves by either cutting, burning, punching, throwing themselves against objects such as a wall, pulling out hair, or biting. These things are done as a way of coping with...

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