Year: 1981 Source: Congress of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, (11th: 1981: Paris), pp.221-226 SIEC No: 19850307

An animal model of self injury is described which may allow the isolation core features in various human self injury states. The key features of this model appear to be that 2 forms exist. 1, a severe form is associated with agitation & rage, & precipitated by a frustrating event. The other is highly stereotyped & does not have these antecedents. Both occur under conditions of social isolation. A scheme is suggested whereby these observations may be extended to human data.