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Posts Tagged ‘self-harm’

By On November 28th, 2018

Brain scans reveal changes in teen girls who commit self-harm

Self-harm such as cutting is typically considered a sign of mental illnesses such as depression, social anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder. But new findings suggest that self-harm may be linked to brain changes most similar to a different mental illness – borderline personality disorder. The report, published this month in the journal Development and Psychopathology,…

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By On October 16th, 2014

A short film about “cutting”

Kosuke Okahara, a 31-year old, Japanese photographer made a short film, Ibasyo, in which he explores the lives of young women who injure themselves via cutting. Okahara provides an intense portrayal of the lives of the young women in his film. He addresses how they live, their loneliness and their anxiety.  He traces the root…

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By On October 23rd, 2012

Understanding and Recognizing Self-Harm in Teens

Self-harm is a real and dangerous problem, especially in teenage girls. One in twelve teens will self-harm and as many as 10-percent will continue that practice into young adulthood. As Raychelle Cassada Lohmann writes for Psychology Today, many of those experiencing self-harm are reluctant to get the help they need because of the judgment that they…

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