Document Type: Case Report
Department of Forensic Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Medicine, Quran and Hadith Research Center; Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: Suicide is a major challenge to public health worldwide, and self-inflicted burn is one of the most violent suicide methods.
Case Presentation: In this case, a self-inflicted hot oil burn in a male with schizotypal personality and major depressive disorder is reported.
Conclusion: Psychiatric disorders, marital problems, and economic poverty are mentioned as risk factors for self-inflicted burn. Thus, these risk factors should be considered in the management of self-inflicted burn patients.