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Answer to my self injury, but could someone tell me the symptoms, how is your daily life and behavior affected by it?

Answer to my self injury, but could someone tell me the symptoms, how is your daily life and behavior affected by it?

Self injury Addictiv: Self injury unfortunately can become addictive and the behavior of the person self injuring becomes very much like that of an addict. Please read the following website which has an excellent review of addictive behavior. www.indiana.edu/~engs/hints/addictiveb.html , also www.Ehow.Com/how_2325526_deal-addictive-behavior-.Html i have found Hydroxyzine to be excellent at blocking the urge to do this. Please discuss with your psychiatrist or family doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

Self Harm (Definition)

In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more


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What can I do about my self injury?

What can I do about my self injury?

DBT: Please look into finding a therapist with expertise in dialectical behavioral therapy. Take care. ...Read more

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What are usual types of self-injury?

What are usual types of self-injury?

? : This an unusual question to ask. If you are having problems and are at risk for hurting yourself or others, please seek immediate help. . . You are not alone. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of self-injury?

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What is the medical definition of self-injury?

Self injury: Self-harm, Self-mutilation, or Suicidal behavior. Most terms use Intentional Self-harm. ...Read more

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What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

Eat healthy: Hopefully, the self injury wounds are not an ongoing event. The affected person will seek professional mental health treatment asap. Making sure the person is healthy otherwise, getting rest ; eating a well-balanced diet is essential. The wounds should be kept clean and attended to daily if they are severe ; followed by the appropriate medical provider as needed. ...Read more

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Can the body adapt to self injury, so it does not hurt and if so why?

Can the body adapt to self injury, so it does not hurt and if so why?

Cutters: Some people, usually those who have been badly abused as kids, discover that self-inflicted injury gives a sense of control and temporary peace from internal conflict; they report that any pain does not bother them. It's a downward self-destructive cycle; if you know a cutter, encourage them to get mental health care; if there's danger to life or limb call 911. ...Read more

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Is self-injury really a mental disorder?

Is self-injury really a mental disorder?

Self-injury: Self-injury can be part of several mental disorders -- and goes against health and well-being in all of them. Some choose this method to deal with emotional pain, but it leads to more suffering in the long run. Frequent self-injurers are often dealing with personal trauma and feel this provides some temporary relief. Please work with a psychologist or other mental health professional on this. ...Read more

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Please describe the most reason cause for self injury?

Depends: Self-injury has many possible causes. These include self-injurious behavior by individuals who suffer from autism, self-injurious behavior from individuals who suffer from excessive emotional stress, self-injurious behavior from individuals who have borderline personality disorder and feel emotionally numb, and self-injurious behavior from failed suicide attempts. ...Read more

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Any outpatient option for a self injury support group?

Probably not: I could not find any references online to currently active groups. One site said that they had suspended their groups. I think the problem is that it is hard to make sure that a group doesn't make things worse. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more