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Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.
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dissertation titled, "Bodies and Self-Inflicted Violence in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century China," which was completed under the supervision of Stephen Teiser in the Department of Religion at Princeton University in 2008.
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