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Why do some people want to hurt themselves when they are upset or frustrated?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Defense Mechanism
There are a number of theories as to why a person would want to hurt themselves when they are upset or frustrated.
In the act of hurting oneself the brain releases endorphins that can bring a sense of calm and/or relief from negative emotions. Hurting oneself to spare hurting another. Due to emotional trauma a person may feel numb and injury reassures their existence. Attention seeking behavior.

In brief: Defense Mechanism
There are a number of theories as to why a person would want to hurt themselves when they are upset or frustrated.
In the act of hurting oneself the brain releases endorphins that can bring a sense of calm and/or relief from negative emotions. Hurting oneself to spare hurting another. Due to emotional trauma a person may feel numb and injury reassures their existence. Attention seeking behavior.
Dr. Robert Woods
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: DEPRESSION
They are not in their right mind.
Sometimes they are depressed not only do they hurt themselves, they end up killing themselves.

In brief: DEPRESSION
They are not in their right mind.
Sometimes they are depressed not only do they hurt themselves, they end up killing themselves.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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