self-injury

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self-in·ju·ry

(sĕlf′ĭn′jə-rē)
n.
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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Hyperuricemia Choreoathetosis SelfMutilation Syndrome
The killer reportedly told a judge he resorted to selfmutilation because he was not receiving treatment for his alleged schizophrenia.
Only then did the continent's leading politicians with the financial encouragement of the United States, begin the process of entwining the economies of Germany and France in such a way that an attack by one on the other would, in reality, be an act of selfmutilation.
We are on the verge of trashing our global name and brand in an act of selfmutilation that will leave our international rivals stunned, gleeful and discreetly scornful.
From breaking-andentering to selfmutilation to dining on a neighbour's dog, we swiftly head into pitchblack territory.
Interruption of the itch cycle is crucial to control its progression to stop further selfmutilation, which was done with meloxicam in present case due to its analgesic and antiexudative effect (Engelhardt et al.
Cutting: Understanding and overcoming selfmutilation (2nd ed.
We don't need other cities to kick us while we are down: we can do a perfectly good job of selfmutilation ourselves, thank you very much.