CommentariesA Case of Self-Cannibalism An Extremely Rare Type of Self-Mutilation With Multiple Risk FactorsAras, Neriman MDAuthor Information Samsun Mental Health and Disorders Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Samsun, Turkey. Send reprint requests to Neriman Aras, MD, Samsun Mental Health and Disorders Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Kadiköy Mahallesi 1545, Cadde No 6, 55040 İlkadim, Samsun, Turkey. E-mail: [email protected]. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease: April 2021 - Volume 209 - Issue 4 - p 237-239 doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001265 Buy Metrics Abstract Self-mutilation is a behavior often associated with various psychiatric diseases, and it has various risk factors. Self-cannibalism, an extremely rare form of self-mutilation, can also be observed in the absence of psychosis and substance abuse. This study reports a case of self-cannibalism with multiple risk factors including history of substance use, previous self-mutilation actions, suicidal attempts, antisocial personality disorder, imprisonment, and active symptoms associated with untreated schizophrenia. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.