U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 23-year-old member asked:

what do you do when someone is cutting them self?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tara Passow
Dermatology 40 years experience
Mental health prof: It seems like the best way to help would be evaluation and treatment by a mental health professional.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
Get help.: Cutting is a serious situation, and a cry for help. Get help. Some counselors and psychiatrists specialize in treating this condition; your school's advisors can probably recommend one. Then, be very vigilant; once cutting is discovered, the patient will often start cutting herself (it's usually girls, for unknown reasons) in hidden areas, such as the groin. Watch closely for this.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Cutting: Meds and therapy together are your best bet. Get a psychiatric evaluation for what ails your friend, and what cutting means to him/her as well as anything else that may be going on. Then get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to help with the emotional issues behind cutting. DO THIS RIGHT NOW. TURN OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND GO TO YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY ROOM WITH YOUR FRIENDOR DIAL 911 IMMEDIATELY

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions

A 31-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
A 17-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 18-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.