Misconceptions about self-harm: #3

#3 All people who self-injure have “Borderline Personality Disorder.

People who engage in repetitive self-injury have reported being diagnosed with depression, bipolar disorder,

anorexia, bulimia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and/or anxiety and panic disorders.

However, many who self-injure may not have any diagnosable disorder at all; a recent study by Cornell found that almost half of college students with current self-injurious behavior show no other identifiable mental illness.

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