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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.
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Ahsaini et al., "Penile selfmutilation preceded by bizarre delusions: Two case reports," Journal of Medical Case Reports, vol.
Cutting: Understanding and overcoming selfmutilation (2nd ed.).
We don't need other cities to kick us while we are down: we can do a perfectly good job of selfmutilation ourselves, thank you very much.
Dear Editor, I would suggest J Courtney's desire for selfmutilation, stems from the deep despair he must feel at not being able to land a glove on Coun Mike Whitby and his Conservative-led progressive partnership (Taxing times ahead for Coun Whitby, Post Letters, Feb 5).
One is of a winged creature with an exposed chest and another shows a person performing selfmutilation.
We probably have some time to wait until universities abandon exercises in selfmutilation and instead rededicate themselves to free inquiry.
We would see it for what it really is-a form of selfmutilation, if not slow, deliberate suicide.
* A change in behavior, e.g., a reluctance to be handled or aggression on being handled or the appearance of abnormal or unusual behavior (such as withdrawal, selfmutilation, or stereotypical behavior).
The harshness of cells at Guantanamo was blamed for the death of one detainee while the brutal methods were described as causing "psychological and behavioural issues, including hallucinations, paranoia and selfmutilation".
He then made up the selfmutilation story to cover his tracks and avoid a prison sentence.
Lawyers for Andre Thomas, 25, say his gruesome selfmutilation proves he is insane and that he should never have been condemned to death.