Heart Mind

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 129--131

Treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury disorder with oral ketamine


Brigitte C Vanle1, Mitchell Fuller2, Gabriella Hangiandreou2, Stuart Silverman4 
1 Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, Wausau, WI; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
2 Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, Wausau, WI, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Brigitte C Vanle
Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, 333 Pine Ridge Blvd, Wausau, WI 54401
USA

Nonsuicidal self-injury disorder (NSSID) is the deliberate alteration or destruction of body tissue without conscious suicidal intent and for purposes not socially sanctioned. NSSID can cause significant morbidity and mortality, and despite being recognized as a clinical entity for many years, clear pharmacological guidelines on how to effectively treat these symptoms do not yet exist. Given the dearth of evidence regarding effective medication treatment of this condition, we present a case where remission of nonsuicidal self-injury was achieved through the use of oral ketamine.


How to cite this article:
Vanle BC, Fuller M, Hangiandreou G, Silverman S. Treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury disorder with oral ketamine.Heart Mind 2019;3:129-131


How to cite this URL:
Vanle BC, Fuller M, Hangiandreou G, Silverman S. Treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury disorder with oral ketamine. Heart Mind [serial online] 2019 [cited 2022 Aug 10 ];3:129-131
Available from: http://www.heartmindjournal.org/article.asp?issn=2468-6476;year=2019;volume=3;issue=3;spage=129;epage=131;aulast=Vanle;type=0