Is ‘Self-injury’ an Official Diagnosis?

As of 2018, there is no official diagnosis for non-suicidal self-injury. In 2013, however, the American Psychiatric Association published the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which included Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder as a condition for further study [28]. ISSS was consulted on the development of proposed criteria for this disorder, and ISSS members continue to be involved in research to study and improve the reliability and validity of these diagnostic criteria.

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