Essays Tagged: "self mutilation"

Body Art vs. Self Mutilation.

efacing of a person's body. It has been argued that body art is no more than just attention seeking self-mutilation, in which only heathens and criminals engage. These often painful practices usually ... n almost every continent and was practiced at one time by virtually every culture. Some tattoos are self-motivated expression of personal freedom and uniqueness, while in ancient cultures they usually ...

(11 pages) 265 2 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

od, identity and interpersonal relationships. Characteristics include impulsivity, which is usually self damaging, such as acts of self-mutilation, alcohol or drug abuse, eating disorders and suicide ... their lives. In times of extreme stress BPD's can experience disassociation and delusions about the self, having no sense of self and feeling empty. The most prevalent factor with BPD's is the intense ...

(3 pages) 186 2 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Self Mutilation- Why do people intentionally injure themselves?

Self mutilation is something that many people do not understand. People tend to lookdown on or think ... n or that it is a way of manipulating people. But, in reality thesethoughts are very wrong. So many self mutilators will suffer in silence either unable toexpress these problems with others or often f ... these problems with others or often for the fear of being ridiculed ormisunderstood by their peers. Self injury is also known as self abuse, deliberate self harm,self mutilation as well as parasuicida ...

(5 pages) 107 1 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Blood Makes All the Bad things go away

id, worthless, irrational, crazy. I can't stand what I think because I sound like such a whiner, so self-involved. During I feel very focused and full of anticipation. I purposely hold my breath as I ... ting... I feel stupid because I feel like I don't have a reason to do it. That's why I keep it to myself. [female, age 15, 1 yr SIB, HS]" (Martinson). In a world where stress is relieved by simple thi ...

(7 pages) 45 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Self-Injury- There is an alternative

ng deliberately harmed themselves The Western Australian Child Health Survey found similar rates of self-harm with 7.5 per cent of young people 12 to 16 years reporting that they had tried to harm the ... g people 12 to 16 years reporting that they had tried to harm themselves in the previous six months.Self-injury is a self-preservation technique for many cutters, the self-mutilation relieves anxiety ...

(9 pages) 70 1 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Journal Critique:Is there a specific relationship between childhood sexual and physical abuse and repeated suicidal behavior?

PurposeStudies show that childhood sexual and physical abuses predict repeated suicide attempts and self-mutilation. Little is known about the importance of sexual and physical abuse when compared to ... f there is a specific relationship between childhood sexual abuse and repeated suicide attempts and self-mutilation when taking into account and adjusting for other severe childhood adverse experience ...

(5 pages) 67 0 4.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters > Child Abuse

Body Art: The History of

efacing of a person's body. It has been argued that body art is no more than just attention seeking self-mutilation, in which only heathens and criminals engage. These often painful practices usually ... n almost every continent and was practiced at one time by virtually every culture. Some tattoos are self-motivated expression of personal freedom and uniqueness, while in ancient cultures they usually ...

(11 pages) 70 0 4.3 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

Tattoos and Body Piercing

Tattooing and Piercing: The Body as a Site for Performing the SelfMany people view the human body as an apartment rental rather than a house: They have the use of ... ical footnote about the cultural identity of this era. The debates concerning body modification and self-mutilation often suggest that individuals who choose to decorate their bodies through tattooing ... erstand and do not control. Though the desire to mark the body does emanate from the inner sense of self, it cannot be read as ideographically as a message of harm of the individual self. The human bo ...

(11 pages) 116 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

The Truth About Punk Rock: Defining a Culture

role models, influences, and images that punk can bring to a teenager that has problems with their self-identity. Much of the "scene" influences teens to vote, to clean up their neighborhoods, and to ... biographical lyrics, and outrageous on stage antics, including, but not limited to, cross dressing, self-mutilation, and openly harassing members of the audience. Many of these actions would later inf ...

(4 pages) 29 0 4.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Comparative Analysis of "Cinderella" and "Ashputtle"

m Grimm and their tale of "Ashputtle". The German version, with its pagan magic, spell casting, and self mutilation is much more violent and aggressive. This style was obviously written for lower clas ...

(2 pages) 55 0 3.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Establishment of Feminist Writing

ime afterward because of two things the memoir of her husband, detailing her mental instability and self mutilation, and the illegitimacy of her daughter (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of Franke ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Self Injury

I am going to research and discuss, the underlying reasons people engage in the act of superficial self-mutilation.Self-mutilation was once thought to be demonstrated by those people with schizophren ... s and young adults (Zila Kiselica 1). Over one percent of the population engages in the behavior of self-mutilation, and depending on the survey used 85%-97% were of female gender (Nichols 2). This is ...

(12 pages) 49 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Body Piercing/Tattoos

here are many answers to this statement. Some believe that tattooing and body piercing is a form of self-mutilation. Many believe it's a form of expressing yourself. Finally Most believe that it's a f ... of rebellion, particularly against your parents. Many believe it's a form of expressing yourself. Expression: The outward manifestation of a mood or a disposition: My tears are an expression o ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Teen Self-Injury: An Epidemic on the Rise

wonderful thing,That kept me from death.by AlyssiaThe above poem I wrote when I was struggling with self-injury, if only I had someone who was paying attention, the problem might have been solved a lo ... had someone who was paying attention, the problem might have been solved a lot sooner.Self-injury, self-abuse, self-harm, self-inflicted violence, self-mutilation, and cutting are just a few ways to ...

(13 pages) 40 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Gene Therapy and Stem Cells

n which the patients are unable to produce a particular enzyme. This leads to a bizarre impulse for self-mutilation, including very severe biting of the lips and fingers. The normal version of the def ...

(4 pages) 9 0 0.0 Aug/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Adaptation: How Anger Turns Girls into Chameleons by Cheryl Van Daalen-Smith

olation and criticism. This has caused many young women to turn to drugs, eating disorders and even self-mutilation. She states that we need to veer away from associating anger with hostility and aggr ... s that they can express. This leads them to turn their anger inward, often resulting to depression, self blame and doubt or to put up a front and take on and adapted life that makes them seem like the ...

(7 pages) 849 0 0.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Self Mutilation; A Review of the Disease

Self mutilation is a broad term for a "complex group of behaviors resulting in destruction of one's ... Sharff, Outterson, & Burns, 2002). This paper will review the factors that increase the risk of self injury, examine the two major categories of self mutilation, and possible courses of treatment ... major categories of self mutilation, and possible courses of treatment for those suffering through self mutilation.There are many different factors that could potentially increase the risk of self in ...

(6 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2011

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

depersonalization disorder

possible treatment options. The magazine article Understanding Dissociation and its Relationship to Self-Injury and Childhood Trauma talks about the relationship between self mutilation and dissociati ... towards possible treatments.The magazine article Understanding dissociation and its relationship to self-injury and childhood trauma, Written by Jan Sutton, discusses how dissociative disorders relate ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 Mar/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Self Injury research paper

�PAGE � Self- Injury is a taboo topic in our country, and is hardly ever spoken of. There is a lack of knowl ... rdly ever spoken of. There is a lack of knowledge and not many people know the long-term effects of self- injury or even know what the many different types of self-injury can consist of. Self-injury i ... onsist of. Self-injury is a silent epidemic that is plaguing our youth. With enough awareness about self-injury and the reasons why people do it, it can be easily prevented. I chose this topic because ...

(4 pages) 3 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays