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Women Self-Mutilation #174511

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 26, 1997
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) A new segment that will preview the cover story in the "New York Times" Sunday magazine introduced.

(Lamotte, Illinois: Carole Simpson) The self-mutilation psychiatric disorder affecting mostly women examined; scenes shown from the Safe Alternatives program in Lamotte, Illinois, the nation's only residential treatment center for self-abusers. [Group of several WOMEN - describe cutting themselves.] [New York State Psychiatric Institution Barbara STANLEY - says women express their anger against themselves.] ["New York Times" magazine Jennifer EGAN - says the disorder has been shrouded in secret.] [Safe Program director Karen CONTERIO - comments on the aims of the program to control self-abuse.

Brown, Aaron;
Simpson, Carole

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