Definition of self-injury
- The dog's excessive licking led to self-injury.
- The most common forms of self-injury include cutting, burning, punching or banging oneself. … These techniques provide a sense of calm from overwhelming feelings, but the momentary relief is followed by feelings of guilt and shame.
- —The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)
self-injuriousplay \ˌself-in-ˈju̇r-ē-əs\ adjective
- In this trial, risperidone was safe and effective for the short-term treatment of tantrums, aggression, and self-injurious behavior in children with autistic disorder.
- —The New England Journal of Medicine
self-injureplay \ˌself-ˈin-jər\ intransitive verb self-injured; self-injuring; self-injures
- Sufferers have traditionally been met with disgust by doctors, who find their self-injuring offensive.
- —Tamala M. Edwards