The Self-Injurious Patient
The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report, Volume 2, Number 3, April 2011
Topics: Brain Devices
Caroline Fisher, PhD, MD
When presented with a self-injuring patient, the first thing I try to find out is what the function of the self injury is. Is it suicidal? Did the patient want to die or think he or she might die? Often the answer is “no.”
Caroline Fisher, PhD
Training director and Chief of Child Psychiatry at Samaritan Health Systems in Corvallis, OR and the Editor in Chief of the Carlat Child Psychiatry Report.
Dr. Fisher has disclosed that she has no relevant relationships or financial interests in any commercial company pertaining to this educational activity.