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[[Image:Fitil (The Wick of a Candle).jpg||thumb|250px|Self-mutilation in Gulag. Painting by Nikolai Getman, provided by Jamestown Foundation]]
 
[[Image:Fitil (The Wick of a Candle).jpg||thumb|250px|Self-mutilation in Gulag. Painting by Nikolai Getman, provided by Jamestown Foundation]]
   
'''Self mutilation''' is a severe form of [[self destructive behavior]] where permanent physical harm is inflicted, by a person on their own body, to the extent where they remove organs, cut off limbs etc. Sometimes this occurs under in [[psychosis]]
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'''Self mutilation''' is a severe form of [[self destructive behavior]] where permanent physical harm is inflicted, by a person on their own body, to the extent where they remove organs, cut off limbs etc. Sometimes this occurs under in [[psychosis]] and is also associated with [[Lesch-Nyhan syndrome]]
   
 
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Self mutilation is a severe form of self destructive behavior where permanent physical harm is inflicted, by a person on their own body, to the extent where they remove organs, cut off limbs etc. Sometimes this occurs under in psychosis and is also associated with Lesch-Nyhan syndrome

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Some initial scarring can be helped with cosmetic techniques.


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