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what would you suggest i do to convince my friend to stop starving and cutting herself?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Encourage her to get: Help. Any person who engages in repeated self- harm needs mental health assistance. A comprehensive psychological evaluation is needed. The person may need medications to help with possible mental health conditions. If the self- harm is associated with substance abuse – detoxification, 12 step programs or rehabilitation may be indicated. Dialectic behavioral therapy is especially beneficial >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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She would benefit from seeing a provider who has expertise in eating disorders.
Aug 31, 2013

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