Genital self-mutilation is an uncommon, but severe form of self-injury. The causes of self-mutilation of genitalia are multiple that is, from command hallucination in psychotic disorder, drug intoxication, mental retardation, gender dysphasia to personality disorders. Self-mutilation of genitalia as a method of suicide is very rare in depression. Thus the clinician should always be watchful while dealing with self-mutilation in psychiatric patients, as sometimes self-mutilation of genitalia in psychiatric patients can present as suicide. Self-mutilation is defined as repetitive, deliberate self-destruction of a part of his or her own body that is not life-threatening. Self-mutilation is categorized as a form of self-injury according to some researchers.
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