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Self-inflicted physical harm, such as cutting, that is not suicidal and is usually a response to stress or trauma. Also called self-harm, self-mutilation.
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In 2015-16, men were admitted to Birmingham Crosscity clinical commissioning group hospitals because of intentional self harm on 767 occasions, while women were admitted a shocking 1,518 times.
Intentional self harm by an overdose on narcotic drugs or through the use of a sharp object are also reasons for admissions.
Intentional self harm by a "sharp or blunt object" was the second most common reason for admission, accounting for 4,170 cases among women and 3,770 among men.