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What are the symptoms of self-injury?

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The symptoms of self-injury include:

  • Frequent cuts and burns that cannot be explained
  • Self-punching or scratching
  • Needle sticking
  • Head banging
  • Eye pressing
  • Finger or arm biting
  • Pulling out one's hair
  • Picking at one's skin

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: ''Self-Injury in Adolescents.'' 

National Institute of Mental Health: ''Borderline Personality Disorder.''

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 18, 2020

SOURCES:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: ''Self-Injury in Adolescents.'' 

National Institute of Mental Health: ''Borderline Personality Disorder.''

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 18, 2020

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