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Does a cross-hatch cutting on your skin during self-injury mean something more significant than just cutting one way?

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

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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How can I heal self injury burns quickly?

How can I heal self injury burns quickly?

Several Options: Biafine, wound honey, mederma. If the skin was broken or charred you should see a doctor. Please work on this with your therapist. ...Read more

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Self injury to face with scissors. Deep scratches. How can I hide these?

Self injury to face with scissors. Deep scratches. How can I hide these?

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 more

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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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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

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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