Year: 1989 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.19, no.4, (Winter 1989), p.352-361 SIEC No: 19900159

Patients with eating disorders are said to be at high risk for self-mutilation as evidenced by a literature review, from patient interviews, from responses to the self-harm behavior survey, & from 3 case reports. The authors postulate that the combination of self-mutilation, anorexia, bulimia, & other symptoms may be manifestations of an impulse control disorder known as the “deliberate self-harm syndrome”. (33 ref)