Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This paper is an attempt to raise awareness of the presence of self-injury in Western societies. Causes, symptoms, related diagnoses, and treatment of self-injurious behaviors will be discussed. Most importantly, however, this paper is meant to challenge and, ultimately, decrease the stigma surrounding SD and increase empathy and compassion for the self-injuring person.
Due to constraints of this research paper, the author focuses on female self-injurers and excludes information on self-injury in mentally retarded individuals and prisoners.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
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©1999 Eva Schoen
Schoen, Eva, "Secret pain : understanding and treating self-injurious behaviors in women" (1999). Graduate Research Papers. 1470.