Is Self-Injury A Mental Disorder, Or Just Part Of A Larger Problem?

Though it's estimated that 2 to 8 millions Americans self-injure, from cutting to the newly-reported practice of self-embedding, doctors still can't agree on whether self-injury itself is a disorder, or how to treat it. » 12/30/08 2:20pm 12/30/08 2:20pm

Inventive Teen Girls Discover New Form Of Self Mutilation

Those unfortunate souls who find cutting insufficiently harmful have taken mutilation to the next level with something doctors call "self-embedding disorder." According to the Chicago Tribune, embedding is when people deliberately insert objects into their flesh, either by forcing them through wounds or by puncturing the … » 12/03/08 4:20pm 12/03/08 4:20pm