The Relationship Between Self-Injury and Depression
Self-Injury is known by many names, including self-abuse, self-mutilation, deliberate self-harm, parasuicidal behavior. It may be referred to by specific methods of self-injury such as "delicate" or "coarse" cutting, burning, or hair pulling.
Self-Injury transcends gender, age, religion, educational and income level. It may be accompanied by depression, and/or a range of psychiatric problems such as other mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addictions, eating disorders or psychotic disorders. The longer it goes unrecognized and untreated the more disruptive it is to the sufferer's life and relationships and the more treatment-resistant it may become.
More information about the relationship between self-injury and clinical depression
Staff, H. (2008, December 9). The Relationship Between Self-Injury and Depression, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2023, October 3 from https://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/self-injury-and-depression/relationship-between-self-injury-or-self-mutilation-behavior-and-clinical-depression