Habit Of Injuring Oneself In Times Of Anxiety And Stress?
Hello doctor, I am 15 years old, I would like to ask if someone who often injures himself when stressed is a characteristic of mental illness, because I often injure myself with a sharp-edged ruler to injure myself when stressed or hit my head hard. feel after doing that I feel better less my stress.
From the information you have conveyed, the habit of injuring yourself when anxiety and stress increases may be a form of self harm disorder or self injury disorder, which is a mental health disorder that manifests as hurting yourself to get psychological satisfaction or calm.
Some of the conditions below can trigger self-injury complaints, namely:
1. lack of parental attention
3. Expecting attention by manipulating self-pain
4. history of harassment
5. disappointment or psychological trauma
By injuring or hurting oneself, the individual in question will feel inner satisfaction and can reduce the psychological burden at hand. However, this action or habit is an unnatural act, so self-control and also the elimination of this risky habit is needed. So that a direct consultation with a mental health professional and / or psychologist will help you to control and stop this risky habit. Hopefully, you can better control your stress and anxiety.
That is the information we can convey, also read self injury.