SELF-PUNISHMENT By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 the act of inflicting pain on ourselves for a perceived bad deed. It is mainly occurred in the severe cases of depressive disorder. Patients with either Bipolar 1 or bipolar 2 do self-punishment. SELF-PUNISHMENT: "Self-punishment is form of self-mutilation." Related Psychology Terms UNIPOLAR MANIA MOOD DISORDER ASTHENIA PSYCHOLEPSY DIURNAL MOOD VARIATION BIPOLAR DISORDERS NOXIOUS STIMULUS SADISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER UNIPOLAR DEPRESSION EXPIATORY PUNISHMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SELF-PUNISHMENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-punishment/ (accessed October 14, 2019).