A new study from Brown University found that 46% of teen report "self-injury." However, the study included not only cutting or burning oneself, but also getting a tattoo, pulling out hair, or picking at a sore until it bled.
- Elizabeth Lloyd-Richardson and her colleagues surveyed 633 high school students.
- Those who admitted to self-injury said that they did it to feel in control, to stop bad feelings or to get someone's attention.
- Other studies have indicated that about 20% of girls and 17% of boys self-injure.
- This new study appears in the journal Psychological Medicine.
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Posted By: Aspen Education Group