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Body Modification and Suicidal Behavior

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In a large sample of individuals who belong to a website for body modification, having body modifications (e.g., piercings, tattoos, scarification and surgical procedures) was associated with a higher incidence of prior suicidality (i.e., suicidal ideation and attempted suicide). However, controls for self-reported depression weakened the strength of these associations.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, New Jersey, USA

Publication date: May 1, 2006

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