Self Abuse is the deliberate infliction of damage or alteration to oneself without suicidal intent, in particular by those with eating disorders, mental illness, a history of trauma and abuse, e.g., emotional or sexual abuse, or mental traits such as low self-esteem or perfectionism.
Such acts involve bruising, scratching, cutting, burning, etc.
People may practice self abuse to relieve emotional pain, which may be associated with a serotonin imbalance through an indirect neurotransmitter mechanism. Counselling and Psychotherapy are recommended.
Counselling and Psychotherapy may be provided via Skype and FaceTime in the comfort of your home, office or any place of your choice.