self-injurious behavior


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self-injurious behavior

Abbreviation: SIB
Maladaptive behavior of various types, including self-scratching, illicit drug use, head banging, and tobacco use. The cause is unknown, but one theory is that the behavior is self-stimulatory.
See also: behavior
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Self-reported experience of self-injurious behavior in college students.
Self-injurious behavior and functional analysis: Ethics and evidence.
Second, smoking, sexual activities, drug usage, and self-injurious behaviors were condensed into one category each instead of several categories differentiated by the intensity of the behavior.
Self-injurious behaviors are dangerous and perplexing because numerous forms of self-injury have been identified, and each appears to have its own psychological correlates and psychological functions (Prinstein, 2008).
6 Positive No M/F Side-Effect Change Change 1 M None X 2 M None X 3 M None X 4 F None X 5 F None X 6 M None X 7 M None X 8 M None X 9 F None X 10 M None X 11 M None X 12 F None X 13 F None X 14 M Unsure X 15 F None X 16 M None X 17 M None X 18 M None X 19 F None X 20 F None X 21 F None X 22 M Possible/rash X 23 F Possible psychosis X 24 F Possible/rash X 25 F Possible/rash X 26 F None X 27 M None X 28 M None X 29 M None X 30 F None X 31 M None X Key: A = agitation; AGG = aggression; SIB = self-injurious behavior TABLE 3.
In reality, such attempts have been reclassified as "manipulative self-injurious behavior," and the numbers remain high.
The detainee had registered only physical complaints and had engaged in no self-injurious behavior at the hospital.
A more frightening aspect at this end of the continuum is experiencing hallucinations of relatives who threaten, persecute, degrade and demand or command self-injurious behavior to themselves.
Failure to adequately monitor individuals with known severe self-injurious behavior
The social isolation, sensory and speech problems, and self-injurious behavior were more than enough to label Kevin autistic.
Clinical criteria for orienting the diagnosis (Dosen & Gielen, 1993) include symptoms mimicking a depressive state (apathy, hypopraxia, crying); vegetative symptoms (loss of appetite or weight, stypsis, asthenia); psychomotor agitation with temper tantrums, self-injurious behavior or, conversely, catatonia and stereotypy; regression to previous stages of autonomy (urinary or fecal incontinence); tendency to withdraw from, or lack of interest in, the social sphere; and childish behavior.