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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Self-harm: Habitual self-harm can be one of features of borderline personality disorder where there is identity diffusion & the act is resorted to in attempt ... Read More

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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Seek family therapy: You have several good questions. A family therapist may help you find the answers to questions you are asking. Talk to your family about seeing a ther ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Compassion: People who do self-harm activities are usually struggling with painful feelings, and don't need further judgments from me or anyone else. However, th ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
57 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: If superficial, cleaning it and putting on a bandaid or clean dressing usually is ok. If is deep, seeing a doctor, urgent care or hospital is a good ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raju Indukuri
45 years experience Psychiatry
Self harm marks: Most superficial self harm marks heal well. Keep it clean by washing with soap and water and applying some neomycin cream.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
13 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: If the wound is bleeding I recommend you see a doctor right away. You may need antibiotics and stitches. I also recommend you see someone to discuss ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, scratches count as self harming. Self harming can be anything when causing damage to your body. Whether it hurts or not. Other forms cutting, s ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
More than what: Some forms of self harm include cutting, burning, punching, pulling out hair, salt ; ice challenge etc.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Self-harm: Engage in alternative behaviors to keep u busy, such as journaling, taking a walk, sports, being around friends, remove any objects used to self-harm, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Self-harm: Habitual self-harm can be one of features of borderline personality disorder where there is identity diffusion & the act is resorted to in attempt to ... Read More
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