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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

Online ISSN : 2455-8559

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Article First Page : 54

Article End Page : 56


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).