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Self-harm: Introduction

Self-harm: Actions designed to cause harm inflicted by oneself. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Self-harm, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Self-harm:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Self-harm. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Self-harm

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Causes of Types of Self-harm:

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Self-harm: Symptom Checker

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Self-harm Treatments

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Self-harm: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Self-harm may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Self-harm

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Self-harm: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Self-harm

Cluster of diseases with difficult diagnosis issues: There is a well-known list of medical conditions that are all somewhat difficult to diagnose, and all can present in a variety of different severities. Diseases in this group include more »

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental more »

Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease is often over-diagnosed. Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness symptom might be Alzheimer's, whereas there are many other less severe possibilities. Some more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been overlooked throughout more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. Many patients with bipolar more »

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 more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see more »

Self-harm: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Self-harm

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Self-harm: Related Rare Diseases

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Self-harm: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Self-harm

The list below shows some of the causes of Self-harm mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Self-harm?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Self-harm. Of the 18 causes of Self-harm that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 17 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Self-harm:

The following list of conditions have 'Self-harm' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Self-harm Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Self-harm based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Self-harm:

    Medical Conditions associated with Self-harm:

    Suicidal symptoms (80 causes), Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Emotional symptoms (2080 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Behavioral symptoms (4608 causes), Psychiatric symptoms (971 causes), Mood symptoms (763 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Self-harm:

    Suicide (80 causes), Depression (629 causes), Depressive symptoms (629 causes), Mental illness, Accidental, Attention seeking, Abnormal grief, Personality disorder (2 causes)

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    Medical News summaries about Self-harm

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