People of any age can turn to self-injury, it isn’t a ‘teen thing’. Before discussing adult self-injury, we should first clarify what the word ‘adult’ might mean. Generally it might refer to age, and for the most part this article is aimed towards people who are older in years. Self injury, also called self-harm, self-mutilation, or simply cutting, is defined as any intentional injury to one's own body. Usually, self-injury leaves marks or causes tissue damage.
Self-harm, or self-mutilation, is the act of deliberately inflicting pain and damage to your own body and can include cutting, burning, scratching, and other forms of injury. The other forms of. People who self-injure commonly report they feel empty inside, over or under stimulated, unable to express their feelings, lonely, not understood by others and fearful of intimate relationships and adult responsibilities. Self-injury is their way to cope with or relieve painful or hard-to-express feelings, and is generally not a suicide attempt.
Cutting and Self-Harm: Warning Signs and Treatment is professor of pediatrics at the University of Michigan and director of the Section for Teenage and Young Adult Health at the University of Author: Jeanie Lerche Davis. Discover the best Teen & Young Adult Self Mutilation Fiction in Best Sellers. Find the top 100 most popular items in Amazon Books Best Sellers.
Self-harm, also known as self-injury, is defined as the intentional, direct injuring of body tissue, done without the intent to commit suicide. Other terms such as cutting and self-mutilation have been used for any self-harming behavior regardless of suicidal intent.Specialty: Psychiatry.