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However, the boundaries are not always clearly defined and in some cases behaviours that usually fall outside the boundaries of self-harm may indeed represent self-harm if performed with explicit intent to cause tissue damage. Although suicide is not the intention of self-harm, the relationship between self-harm and suicide is complex, as self-harming behaviour may be potentially life-threatening. However, generalising self-harmers to be suicidal is, in the majority of cases, inaccurate. Self-harm can also occur in high-functioning individuals who have no underlying mental health diagnosis. The motivations for self-harm vary. There are a number of different methods that can be used to treat self-harm and which concentrate on either treating the underlying causes or on treating the behaviour itself.
Other approaches involve avoidance techniques, which focus on keeping the individual occupied with other activities, or replacing the act of self-harm with safer methods that do not lead to permanent damage. 3 million cases of self-harm occurred. Self-harm is most common between the ages of 12 and 24. Self-harm is more common in females than males with this risk being fives times greater in the 12-15 age group.
Self-harm in childhood is relatively rare but the rate has been increasing since the 1980s. Self-harm can also occur the elderly population. The risk of serious injury and suicide is higher in older people who self-harm. Captive animals, such as birds and monkeys, are also known to participate in self-harming behaviour. The behaviour involves deliberate tissue damage that is usually performed without suicidal intent.
The most common form of self-harm involves cutting of the skin using a sharp object, e. This differs from the common definition of self-harm, as damage is inflicted for a specific secondary purpose. Nonsuicidal self injury has been listed as a new disorder in the DSM-5 under the category “Conditions for Further Study”. This disorder occurs when a person is deliberately harming themselves in a physical way without the intent of committing suicide. Just like these other disorders, once the self harming behaviours cross a certain threshold, it then becomes classified as a mental health disorder. Criteria for NSSI include five or more days of self-inflicted harm over the course of one year without suicidal intent, and the individual must have been motivated by seeking relief from a negative state, resolving an interpersonal difficulty, or achieving a positive state.