Self-injurious behaviours can be devastating to the sufferer and disturbing for friends and loved ones. Common self-injurious behaviours include cutting, head-banging and hand-biting, as well as excessive self-rubbing and scratching. These behaviours can be manifested for a number of reasons, ranging from biochemical causes to social environmental factors.
Wendy E.M. LeBlanc, M.A.P's, L.Psych
Common Causes of Self-Injurious Behaviours:
If you cut/self-injure to calm and soothe yourself:
If you cut/self-injure because you feel disconnected and numb:
If you cut/self-injure to release tension or vent anger:
Substitutes for the cutting sensation
If you cut/self-injure to express pain and intense emotions: