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Self Harm

Self Harm: Introduction

Self harm is a behavior with a complex psychological basis. Although suicidal tendency can be the case, sufferers are not necessarily wanting to suicide, or even thinking of suicide. In some cases of wanting to die, self harm occurs as a coping strategy, such as in schizophrenia. In other cases, self harm is not related to suicidal thoughts, but may occur due to guilt or other thought patterns. For example, self harm may be used as punishment when a person has done something wrong (e.g. a high achiever failing at some task). Self harm may also be used by sufferers to temporarily blunt emotional pain. Self harm is a serious disorder, requiring immediate intervention, because of both the risk of suicide in those with a suicide-related motivation, and the risk of unintentional death from self-sustained fatal injury even in those without suicidal thoughts. Seek immediate professional medical and psychological care for any type of self harm. ...more »

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Causes of Self Harm

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Disease Topics Related To Self Harm

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Self Harm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Self Harm

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Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or have a delayed diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of...read more »

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Hospitals & Clinics: Self Harm

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Self Harm: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Self Harm

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