Eating disorders and self-injury

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Eating disorders and self-injury

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Eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia certainly are a form of self injury in the larger looser sense of the word. However, technically, it is not a form of self injury. It is not part of that definition. That said, however, a very large proportion of kids who self injure will also have an eating disorder, and kids who have an eating disorder, you might want to ask whether they injure. Because there is also a very high likelihood that they are engaging in both behaviors at the same time.

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Wendy Lader, PhD

Psychologist

Dr. Lader is co-founder and clinical director of the S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program. An internationally recognized expert on the treatment of self-injury, she lectures extensively on the subject and is co-author of the book, Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers as well as Self Injury: A Manual for School Professionals. In addition, she served as the expert for a training video on Self-Injury for the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lader is co- founder of the Self-Injury Foundation and a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. 

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