What is another word for mutilation?

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[ mjˌuːtɪlˈe͡ɪʃən], [ mjˌuːtɪlˈe‍ɪʃən], [ m_j_ˌuː_t_ɪ_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n]

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How to use "Mutilation" in context?

There is no one answer to when and why someone would mutilate their own body, as the motivations for self-mutilation range from psychological distress to sexual gratification. In some cases, self-mutilation may be the result of extreme emotional distress, such as from domestic violence or child abuse. Other times, self-mutilation may be done in an attempt to cure a mental disorder, such as schizophrenia.

There are a number of ways self-mutilation can be performed, with the most common methods being cutting and burning.

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