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Telangana Journal of Psychiatry


Non suicidal self-injury


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Author Details : Dr. Srilakshmi Pingali

Volume : 3, Issue : 2, Year : 2017

Article Page : 54-56



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Abstract

Self-injury without or without the intent of ending one’s life has been reported frequently in literature. The act of self-injury has been referred to by a plethora of terms like para suicide, suicidal attempt, deliberate self-harm, deliberate self-injury. These terms have been used interchangeably, possibly clubbing together different disorders. For instance deliberate self-harm (DSH) is defined as self-poisoning or injury with a non-fatal outcome irrespective of the purpose of the act, using it as an umbrella term for both suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI).


How to cite : Pingali D S, Non suicidal self-injury. Telangana J Psychiatry 2017;3(2):54-56

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