Self-mutilation or self-injury is any form of self-harm inflicted on your body without the intent to commit suicide. Self-mutilation may be done to release emotional pain, anger, or anxiety; to rebel against authority; to flirt with risk-taking; or to feel in control. In some cases, the behavior is outside your emotional control and related to a neurological or metabolic disorder.

Self-mutilation may be caused by associated psychological problems.

Brain—Psychological Organ
Brain
Self-mutilation is often associated with psychiatric disorders that may be caused by chemical imbalances in the brain.
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