Industrial Psychiatry Journal

: 2011  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134--135

Self-harm by severe glossal injury in schizophrenia

Pookala S Bhat1, PK Pardal2, M Diwakar3 
1 Department of Psychiatry, AFMC, Pune, India
2 Department of Psychiatry, Sri Ramamuthy Medical College, Bareilley, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Psychiatry, Base Hospital Delhi Cantt, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Pookala S Bhat
Department of Psychiatry, AFMC, Pune - 411 040, Maharashtra

Self-mutilation, the deliberate destruction occurs in a variety of psychiatric disorders.Many methods of self-destructive behavior have been described in literature. Patients of schizophrenia are known to attempt self-harm due to command hallucination, catatonic excitement or because of associated depression, however severe glossal injury by biting has not been reported so far.Authors report case of self-harm of glossal injury by biting in schizophrenia.Treatment and management issues are discussed.

How to cite this article:
Bhat PS, Pardal P K, Diwakar M. Self-harm by severe glossal injury in schizophrenia.Ind Psychiatry J 2011;20:134-135

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Bhat PS, Pardal P K, Diwakar M. Self-harm by severe glossal injury in schizophrenia. Ind Psychiatry J [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Feb 18 ];20:134-135
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