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us: Self-mutilation


  • Here are entered works on behaviors by which individuals intentionally cause damage to their bodies. Works on stereotyped behaviors by which individuals unintentionally cause damage to their bodies are entered under [Self-injurious behavior.] Works on nonstereotyped behaviors and cognitions by which individuals directly or indirectly cause harm to themselves are entered under [Self-destructive behavior.]
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  • Variants

    • us: Automutilation
    • us: Self-harm (Self-mutilation)
    • us: Self-injurious behavior (Self-mutilation)
    • us: Self-injury (Self-mutilation)
  • Variants

    • us: Automutilation
    • us: Self-harm (Self-mutilation)
    • us: Self-injurious behavior (Self-mutilation)
    • us: Self-injury (Self-mutilation)
  • Broader Terms

    • us: Malingering
    • us: Mutilation
    • us: Self-destructive behavior
  • Sources

    • found: Self-injury/cutting, via Mayo Clinic Web site, viewed Apr. 26, 2008 (Self-injury is also known as self-harm, self-injurious behavior and self-mutilation ... Self-injury is behavior in which people deliberately harm their own bodies in some way to cope with overwhelming emotions. Self-injury frequently is an impulsive act.)
  • LC Classification

    • RA1146
    • RC552.S4
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on behaviors by which individuals intentionally cause damage to their bodies. Works on stereotyped behaviors by which individuals unintentionally cause damage to their bodies are entered under [Self-injurious behavior.] Works on nonstereotyped behaviors and cognitions by which individuals directly or indirectly cause harm to themselves are entered under [Self-destructive behavior.]
  • Example Notes

    • Notes under [Self-destructive behavior; Self-injurious behavior]
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-02-11: new
    • 2012-06-05: revised
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