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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See below: Self-mutilation(self-harm) is where a person deliberately hurts him/herself. The suicidal intent doesn't have to be present when self-mutilation. Self ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Help for Self-injury: Please do consult a psychiatrist or psychotherapist -- it's essential to connect with someone you can work with over time. Oftentimes people who sel ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Get help: There is not a simple solution to overcoming Self mutilation. Find a therapist who specializes in self mutilation working on overcoming the symptoms. ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Self-mutilation: Some are bipolar disorder, major depression, borderline personality, dissociative disorders, autism, & substance abuse.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Mutilation: Cutting or picking of skin, pulling out hair, excessive body piercing are some examples of self mutilation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe...: Maybe thinking about it in a different way than just "seeking pleasure" may help. People do things for a lot of different reasons. Self-mutilation (by ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Numbness: It takes away the distorted feeling of numbness. Better to feel pain than nothing.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Marvit
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Personality: There are problems ranging from body image to borderline personalities who only feel something when the do this this can be a seious sign of illness.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience in Clinical Psychology
See Below: When people self-mutilate that might experience the rush, "high" similar to the "high" from substances. Oftentimes, self-mutilators experience relief ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Is punk rock fine music or just noise? Is sushi fine dining or just uncooked/raw fish? It is all about your perspective.
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