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Self-Harm
Self-Harm describes actions causing some bodily damage that are inflicted by a person on him or herself to relieve distress.


Common self-harming activities are self-cutting, self-burning, self-hitting and harmful eating behaviours. Substance abuse is a related form of self-harm.

These habits are usually caused by underlying emotional conflicts resulting from childhood traumas, and can be relieved through psychotherapy.
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