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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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However, unlike secular self-mutilators who generally recognize themselves as the cause of their wounds, true stigmatics likely engage in self-mutilation during altered states of consciousness involving an experience of the divine, while retaining no overt awareness of their actions.
The reality is larger than that and there are numerous psycho/physiological similarities between fasting, the ascetic, holy stigmata, and anorexic self-mutilators which we attempt to clarify in this paper.
The problem with embedding the locus of cutting-related discourse deep within the milieus of psychological epidemiology is that such isolation necessarily disrupts a dialogue between self-mutilators and the rest of society.
21] Other forms of less dangerous treatment for self-mutilators often include such seemingly benevolent measures as pacts against self-mutilation.
Favazza, 1996; Favazza & Conterio, 1989; Himber, 1994; Low, Jones, MacLeod, Power, & Dugan, 2000; Van der Kolk, Perry, & Herman, 1991), relatively little is known about what motivates self-mutilators and many professionals are at a loss to understand the behavior (MacAniff Zila & Kiselica, 2001).
Students who tolerate self inflicted pain to achieve a certain look need a different plan of action than the aforementioned self-mutilator.
A review of the literature indicates that researchers tend to agree on the general profile of a chronic self-mutilator.
To be sure, 50 years of democracy, 20 years of Helmut Kohl, the amiable Gerhard Schroder, candlelight vigils, self-mutilators, and identity seekers are infinitely preferable to what Germans offered the world in those infamous 12 years.
At the festival's largest gathering, some 600 devotees gathered to be skewered without anesthetic in the humid early morning at the Jui Tui shrine, one of eight temples that stage parades of self-mutilators in Phuket town.
One challenge confronting the prison administrator today is the new types of inmates found among correctional populations - those with AIDS, self-mutilators, the mentally ill, and violent inmates all were a part of Miller's world.
Nearly all self-mutilators also reported past sexual or physical abuse.
The psychopathology of incarcerated self-mutilators, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 514-522.