A 19-year-old male asked:
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i'm 19 & no matter how hard i try i can't stop cutting when i'm feeing depressed. i've tried other ways to cope (meds) but nothing helps. any advice?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Meds are not: always the answer. You need to see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist who has experience w/folks who cut. Psychotherapy and perhaps clinical hypnosis and stress management can be very helpful. Peace and good health. Distracting yourself from psychological pain only makes things worse and there is reason for hope.
Answered on Jan 18, 2015
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