I Bang My Head

By Daniel J. Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP

Hi I am a little concerned that I have started banging my head again. Friday I banged my head for 45 minutes. How serious is this? I have tried doing other things instead of banking my head, but the don’t help. I need some direction please.

A: Again? If this is occurred before what did you do to make it stop? If the behavior came and went and you don’t know what it was causing it then you’ll want a psychiatric evaluation.

Self-injurious behavior (SIB) can happen for a variety of reasons. Since it sounds like yours was absent for a while it may be stressors in your life that are causing it.

Evaluation by a qualified psychiatrist would be helpful.

Wishing you patience and peace,
Dr. Dan
Proof Positive Blog @ PsychCentral

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Oct 2013

APA Reference
Tomasulo, D. (2013). I Bang My Head. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 27, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2013/10/25/i-bang-my-head/