self abuse

(redirected from Deliberate Self Harm)
(1) The deliberate infliction of damage or alteration to oneself without suicidal intent, in particular by those with eating disorders, mental illness, a history of trauma and abuse—e.g, emotional or sexual abuse—or mental traits such as low self-esteem or perfectionism
(2) Any act of intentional physical injury to oneself. Such acts involve bruising, scratching, cutting, burning, etc. People may practice self abuse to relieve emotional pain, which may be associated with a serotonin imbalance, which (speculatively) self abuse might be relieving through an indirect neurotransmitter mechanism
Management Psychotherapy, SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)

self abuse

Psychiatry Intentional physical injury to oneself Management Psychotherapy, SSRIs. See Self-mutilation.
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Now this seems to have been replaced by deliberate self harm.
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s article, AGI neglects to mention that the authors found that among women with no history of psychiatric illness, deliberate self harm was 70% higher in women after abortion as compared to women who gave birth.
These operate in tandem with the Adolescent Deliberate Self Harm Nursing Service at Gartnavel Royal Hospital.