Tumblr to Ban Pro-Eating Disorder Blogs and Content

Blog hosting service Tumblr announced today that a new type of content will be banned from its platform: blogs that promote self-harm, like eating disorders or suicide. In addition, users who search for tags associated with that sort of site — thinspo, for example — will be directed to an announcement that will… » 2/23/12 9:00pm 2/23/12 9:00pm

Mother/Daughter Conflict + Bad Brain Chemistry = Self-Mutilation

Did you hate your mom as a teenager? Who didn't! But a negative relationship between mothers and daughters taken in tandem with low serotonin levels could lead to cutting and other self-harm, a new study shows. Fraught mother/daughter dealings alone generally do not inspire cutting, says study co-author, University of… » 3/07/08 9:30am 3/07/08 9:30am