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History of Deliberate Self - Harm Checker

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Your History of Deliberate Self - Harm May Also be Known as:
Burn myself on purpose
Cut myself
Cutting myself
Hurt myself on purpose
Hurting myself
I like to hurt myself
I want to hurt myself
Injuring myself
Like pain
Pain feels good

Top 3 History of Deliberate Self - Harm Causes

  1. 1.Borderline Personality Disorder

    Borderline personality disorder is a mental illness characterized by troubled interpersonal relationships and unstable moods.

    You should visit your physician to discuss symptoms and treatment options. You most likely will be sent to a specialist for counseling and prescription medication.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    frequent mood swings, impaired social or occupational functioning, aggression, history of deliberate self-harm, anger or irritability between temper outbursts
    Symptoms that always occur with borderline personality disorder:
    impaired social or occupational functioning
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Bulimia

    Bulimia Nervosa is an eating disorder. People suffering from this condition sometimes will eat huge amounts of food, and might take extreme steps such as making themselves vomit to avoid putting on weight.

    You should speak with your primary care physician, psychiatrist, or therapist.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    anxiety, irritability, stomach bloating, trouble sleeping, difficulty concentrating
    Symptoms that always occur with bulimia:
    vomiting after binge eating
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Anorexia

    Eating disorders are serious behavioral problems. They can include severe overeating, or not consuming enough food to stay healthy. They also involve extreme concern about your shape or weight. Anorexia nervosa is a condition where people have an intense fear about how their body looks and how much they weigh, leading to severe caloric restriction.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a psychologist, counselor, or other mental health professional. It is important to monitor

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, decreased sex drive, purposefully losing weight
    Symptoms that always occur with anorexia:
    fear of gaining weight
    Symptoms that never occur with anorexia:
    heavy menstrual flow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About History of Deliberate Self - Harm

  • Q.How severe is your sadness?
  • Q.Has your sadness gotten better or worse?
  • Q.Are you having difficulty concentrating or thinking through daily activities?
  • Q.Do you have periods of feeling very energetic and not requiring much sleep?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our history of deliberate self-harm symptom checker.

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History of Deliberate Self - Harm Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced history of deliberate self-harm have also experienced:

    • 15% Self - Injury
    • 13% Thoughts of Suicide
    • 10% Depressed Mood
  • People who have experienced history of deliberate self-harm were most often matched with:

    • 3% Borderline Personality Disorder
    • 3% Bulimia
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

History of Deliberate Self - Harm Checker

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