What is Self injury?

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Self-injury or self-infliction is deliberate injury inflicted by a person upon their own body without suicidal intent. These acts may be aimed at relieving otherwise unbearable emotions, sensations of unreality and numbness.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Emotional pain 6 4
Anger 1 0
Anxious mood 1 1
Feeling emptiness 1 0
Self hatred or loathing 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
1
Moderate
3
Mild
1
None
1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Self injury

Side effect Patients
Scars 4
Social stigma 3
Infection 1
Pain 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 1
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1 patient evaluation for Self injury

May 15, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for emotional pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't start.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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