self-injury

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Related to Self-injurious behaviour: Self mutilation

self-injury

(sĕlf′ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.

self-injury,

n the act of intentionally hurting oneself. One manifestation of this is known as
cutting.
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Atypical antipsychotic medication improves aggression, but not self-injurious behaviour, in adults with intellectual disabilities.
The concept of self-injurious behaviour may be somewhat beyond the scope of this review but one study should be mentioned.
researchers challeged the view among clinicians that self-injurious behaviour is not a suicidal gesture and that it does not require a suicide assessment follow-up.
They conclude that self-injurious behaviour signals an attempt "to cope with psychological distress that may co-occur or lead to suicidal behaviours in individuals experiencing more duress than they can effectively mitigate.
Internet addiction and self-injurious behaviour can both be considered as part of the spectrum of impulse control disorders.
It initially asked for the occurrence of the following four events during the past one year: (a) road traffic accidents (drunken driving, convictions for drunken driving, pedestrian accidents), (b) crime and violence (assault, vandalism, stealing, arson, homicide), (c) self-injurious behaviour (suicidal attempts, self-mutilating behaviour, voluntary use of large amounts of alcohol with the intention to cause self-harm) and (d) high risk sexual behaviour (unprotected sexual act with commercial sex worker and or with a person other than marital partner, multiple sexual partners).
137 (46%) reported engaging in high risk sexual behaviour, 73 (n=24%) subjects showed self-injurious behaviour and 71 (24%) engaged in criminal and violent acts.
Campaigns to stop people completely from drinking or smoking, or indulging in other self-injurious behaviours, rarely work.