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Psyche on the Skin A History of Self-harm
ISBN: HB: 9781780237503, Reaktion Books, February 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 55 illus.
Self-harm is thought by many to be a modern epidemic: a phenomenon of the late twentieth century, a symptom of extreme emotional turmoil in young people, particularly young women. Yet it was 150 years ago, within early asylum psychiatry, that self-mu...