Self-injurious behavior in an adolescent.

  title={Self-injurious behavior in an adolescent.},
  author={David V Bode and Timothy A Roberts},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={83 5},
Volume 83, Number 5 American Family Physician 609 Case Scenario A 16-year-old girl with no remarkable medical history presented to my clinic for a routine well-adolescent appointment. During the visit, I discovered multiple well-healed linear scars on her upper arms and legs. When I questioned her about these lesions, she admitted to cutting herself during the past several months, but denied any suicidal intent or ideation. She said that she cut herself because it was the only… CONTINUE READING