self-destructive behavior


Also found in: Wikipedia.

self-destructive behavior

any behavior, direct or indirect, that if uninterrupted will ultimately lead to the death of the individual.
References in periodicals archive ?
That film generated huge buzz at Cannes and is sure to pick up steam in Toronto as a potential comeback story for LaBeouf, a Hollywood bad boy who nearly torpedoed his career with years of self-destructive behavior.
My Broken Palace is a social network focused on providing communal and individual support and interventions to youth who are engaged in self-destructive behavior.
Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, and Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior
We introduce the idea that practicing self-acceptance is a more effective alternative to this type of self-destructive behavior," they added.
Emphasizing the importance of meeting students where they are, he offers guidelines on classroom techniques and school-wide policies for dealing with issues such as concentration and attention problems, self-destructive behavior, substance abuse, and perfectionism.
When researchers analyzed data from a nationwide mental health survey that also included less traditional symptoms more common in men--such as anger, aggression, irritability, risk-taking behavior, self-destructive behavior, and substance abuse--they found no significant difference in rates of depression between the sexes.
Smoking is a self-destructive behavior (1) that is known to induce remodeling of the lower airways, leading to squamous metaplasia, but little is known about its effects on the nose and paranasal sinuses (2).
44-48), the authors regard the patient's outcome ("Recently she was placed in a more restrictive setting because her hostile and self-destructive behavior escalated") as characteristic of borderline personality disorder (BPD) ("Ms.
Ferngren ignores the fact that demonic ailments could assume diverse forms, and not just erratic or self-destructive behavior.
Reading this book is like watching an automobile crash in slow motion, as the author engages in page after page, chapter after chapter, of self-destructive behavior, treating both herself and her husband abominably.
I wish our leaders would consider new drug policy characterized by: 1) The common sense to recognize that self-destructive behavior is not the same thing as criminal behavior; 2) the honesty to admit that our drug laws are not only a costly failure, but indifferent to human life and suffering; and 3) the willingness to learn from successes of European nations whose drug policies are compassionate and compatible with social progress.
It also extended current research by including a measure of self-destructive behavior.