A 37-year-old female asked:
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i don't feel as depressed, but i still just cut. can i be cutting out of boredom? just was released from hosp for suicide, but feel better than b4.

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
56 years experience Psychiatry
Any cutting is impt: People who cut may be cutting themselves because they are bored or because they have a need to have certain kinds of feelings. No matter what the reason cutting is a serious symptom and such a person would benefit by psychotherapy and perhaps also medication.
Answered on May 2, 2016
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Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
Get help: Be safe and tell a family member or trusted friend what you're doing. See a mental health professional as soon as possible for help. For a good overview and resource info, see: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/anxiety/cutting-and-self-harm.htm#resources Take care.
Answered on Apr 28, 2016

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