How is self-injury diagnosed?
If an individual shows signs of self-injury, a mental health professional with self-injury expertise should be consulted. The mental health professional will be able to make an evaluation and recommend a course of treatment. Self-injury can be a symptom of psychiatric illness including:
- Personality disorders (particularly borderline personality disorder).
- Bipolar disorder.
- Major depression.
- Anxiety disorders (particularly obsessive-compulsive disorder).