CUTTING

noun. The act of one's inner forearms or wrists, frequently joined by a feeling of increased sensitivity and minute perception of pain. This happens more often into eh context of borderline personality disorder and sometimes in major depressive episodes.

CUTTING: "The young girl had been practicing cutting since she was 12 years old, when her parents first separated."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "CUTTING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cutting/ (accessed October 22, 2018).
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