self abuse

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(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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Measurement of deliberate self-harm: Preliminary data on the deliberate self harm inventory.
Now this seems to have been replaced by deliberate self harm.
Abbreviations: DSH: Deliberate Self Harm, ICD: International Classification of disorders
ABC of adolescence: Suicide and deliberate self harm in young people.
NEARLY 1,000 children were treated for deliberate self harm as 25% more kids receive mental health services, figures revealed yesterday.
INTRODUCTION: Deliberate self harm (DSH) is an "an act with non-fatal outcome in which an individual deliberately initiates a non-habitual behaviour, that without intervention from others will cause self-harm, or deliberately ingests a substance in excess of the prescribed or generally recognised dosage, and which is aimed at realising changes that the person desires via the actual or expected physical consequences".
1984) Proposal for a distinctive diagnosis: The Deliberate Self Harm Syndrome (DSH).
Deliberate self harm in Sri Lanka: an overlooked tragedy in the developing world.