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{"ops":[{"insert":"A 21 year old woman is referred for psychiatric evaluation, following treatment of a self-inflicted cut injury to her left forearm.\n\nShe has engaged in deliberate self harm thrice over the last 2 years, each time after the break-up of a romantic relationship.\n\nHer mother says that she has been \u0022difficult to handle\u0022 since early adolescence, with little respect for rules. She also has difficulty in keeping friends, and her love affairs have always been short lived and full of conflicts.\n\nFurthermore, she recklessly spends money while shopping, and is often prone to outbursts of anger which end up destroying property.\n\nOn questioning, she complains of \u0022feeling empty\u0022, and confesses to be nervous about staying alone.\n\nShe was diagnosed with moderate major depressive disorder 3 years ago, but defaulted on treatment soon afterwards.\n\nShe only drinks socially, does not smoke, and denies drug abuse.\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"insert":{"image":"\/storage\/case-images\/pd\/PD-Y-018_en.png"}},{"insert":"\n"}]}

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