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Eating Disorders and Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents

Eating Disorders and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury are often comorbid phenomenon. Eating disorder symptoms such as restriction, binging, or purging themselves may be considered self-harming behaviors. Adolescents were recruited through social media sites to participate in a research study by answering a single timepoint battery of questionnaires on Eating Disorders, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Results indicated relationships between the type of eating disorder behavior, the intention of self-harming behavior, and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. This preliminary analysis informs future research on the role of eating disorder behavioral intentions on non-suicidal self-injury and suicide.

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