Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75--78

Deliberate self-harm: A perspective


Sharol Lionel Fernandes, AT Safeekh, S Chandini, Siddharth Shetty 
 Department of Psychiatry, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sharol Lionel Fernandes
Department of Psychiatry, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka
India

Recent years have seen an alarming increase in the incidence of deliberate self-harm (DSH). It has come to be a significant health issue and a pressing problem faced by clinicians in emergency settings as well as psychiatrists. However, it is often very difficult to ascertain the pathology underlying such behavior, thereby making it difficult to manage it. It significantly burdens an already ailing healthcare system as a large number of individuals try it at least once in their life, and a significant percentage of these are found to repeatedly engage in such behavior. A better understanding of DSH is essential for effective management of this behavior.


How to cite this article:
Fernandes SL, Safeekh A T, Chandini S, Shetty S. Deliberate self-harm: A perspective.Arch Med Health Sci 2020;8:75-78


How to cite this URL:
Fernandes SL, Safeekh A T, Chandini S, Shetty S. Deliberate self-harm: A perspective. Arch Med Health Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];8:75-78
Available from: https://www.amhsjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2321-4848;year=2020;volume=8;issue=1;spage=75;epage=78;aulast=Fernandes;type=0