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A case of self slitting of throat as a result of cannabis induced psychosis

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Author Details : Mohd Kaleem Khan*, Jamal Azmat, Faiz Ahmad

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 146-148

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Self injuring or harming or mutilating behaviour is defined as a deliberate alteration in the body tissue or destruction of body tissue in the absence of conscious suicidal thought. Patients of mental disorder may deliberately cause hundred of wounds on themselves without any intention which may actually have a cumulative effect that is the death of the patient. It seems self harming behaviour has a vast spectrum, if injuries in its domain right from mild scratches to amputation of body parts to enucleation of eyes. Patient with self behaviour almost always has suffered from mental disorders like paranoid schizophrenia or syndromes of self mutilation which may have some religious overtone attached to it. Here we present a case of a 28-year-old male with cut throat injury in the middle of the neck in the front just above the thyroid cartilage as a result of cannabis induced psychosis.

Keywords: Self Mutilation, Throat Slit, Cannabis Induced Psychosis.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijfmts.2019.034

How to cite : Khan M K, Azmat J, Ahmad F, A case of self slitting of throat as a result of cannabis induced psychosis. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2019;4(4):146-148

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