Sometimes called self-inflicted violence, self-abuse, or self-mutilation, self-injury disorder is defined as the act of intentionally inflicting physical harm on oneself that causes damage to the body. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines What Is Self-Injury Disorder? Why Do People Intentionally Injure Themselves? What Are the Prevention and Treatment Options for Self-Injurers? and Can People Overcome Self-Injury Disorder?
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With objectivity and depth, the Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders series brings together various types of mental and physical illnesses. Each book begins with a general overview followed by a focus on statistics, causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention. Self-Injury Disorder states that the main cause of self-inflicted injury is to gain relief from unbearable emotional pain, and it also covers methods of treatment and prevention. The readable page design features pull quotes and subtitles, with occasional photos throughout. At the end of each chapter, several pages of primary-source quotes from diverse viewpoints are highlighted, along with a detailed summary of helpful facts illustrated with color charts and graphs. Back matter includes information on key people, advocacy groups, and related organizations, as well as source notes and references. Great for group discussion, readers will appreciate that there are no easy solutions for these conditions and illnesses, but there is hope. Grades 7-12. --Hazel Rochman
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Book Description Referencepoint Press, 2010. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11160152112X