Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.125-145 SIEC No: 19990260

This chapter begins by discussing the difference between suicide & self-mutilation. Culturally sanctioned & pathological forms of self-mutilation are described. An extensive discussion classifies self-injurious behavior into the following categories: major self-mutilation, stereotypic self-mutilation, superficial-to-moderate self-mutilation (further divided into compulsive type, episodic type, & repetitive syndrome). Treatment strategies are discussed & clinical implications are addressed.