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Self Injury Cutting
Does a cross-hatch cutting on your skin during self-injury mean something more significant than just cutting one way?
I know of no: "deep" meaning to cutting in this manner. Whoever is doing the self-mutilation may benefit from dialectical behavioral therapy. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self injury has effected me so much i just want to die! i've been wanted to break free forever! is it a control issue? How do I get help?
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
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: There are many kinds of self-harm, but not all include physical self-injury. Self-harm is a more inclusive category which might also include sabotaging one's own efforts in school or work, or staying in abusive relationships despite clear evidence that this is dangerous and hurtful. Other behaviors might be ones that harm health, like smoking cigarettes or repeatedly getting drunk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Self-injury: Hoping that you're receiving help for your self-injuring behavior, first of all. This is very painful and damaging for you, but a good psychologist can assist you in dealing with the causes of this distress as well as your ongoing responses. With the facial injuries, you may need to see a plastic surgeon for the best advice. S/he can assess the injuries & how best to help you with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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