self-injury

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Related to Intentional self harm: Self injury, 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.
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admissions September PCT: 1,535 "The figures show the impact of intentional self harm on our society and hospitals - where the result of somebody purposely damaging their body is so serious they need to be admitted to hospital," said HSCIC chief executive Tim Straughan.
The Gulf War claimed the lives of 24 British soldiers, but a Government study last year suggested that 169 veterans had died of "intentional self harm" or in circumstances that led to open verdicts at inquests.

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