Researchers identify a troubling new form of teen self-abuse where teens 'embed' small items under their skin.
- 15%-20% of people have engaged in some form of self-injury.
- some patients say they do it because it distracts them from emotional pain.
- cutting is the more common form, more rare is self-embedding where mostly teen girls inserting small items under their skin.
Teens find new way to self-abuse