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11 May 2011

Embedding more severe than cutting

In a new study this week, doctors describe a form of self-injury among teenagers called self-embedding, which involves inserting objects into the skin or muscle.

In a new study this week, doctors describe a form of self-injury among teenagers called self-embedding, which involves inserting objects into the skin or muscle.

"Inserting a 16 cm paperclip, not just to do that on one arm, but both arms, the intent that's required to cause that much self harm is significant," he said.

 
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