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Inflicting Self Harm
Self-harm: what depth of self-inflicted cut needs medical attention such as stitches? How do I get such medical attention should I need it?
Need to see PSYCHIAT: You should seek psychiatrist before you do harm to your self yoy need therapy and treatment for your serious condition asap. ...Read more
In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more
Damage to oneself: In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in serious life threatening consequences. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Naltrexone can help.: It is best to try to verbalize your emotions through therapy or keeping a journal. Other preverbal forms of expression like art and music can also help. If you can identify triggers, then try to use assertive communication, problem solve, and set limits w/ others whom u think may be offending you. Learn positive ways to cope w/ emotions. See a dr. for meds if needed. Naltrexone can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get therapy: Your body is like a vehicle; it gets you around. You would never overfill your car or give it diesel when it needs regular fuel. If you are using food instead self mutilation, you continue to hurt yourself, just in a different way. It is important to get to the source of the problem instead of just focusing on the symptom (self mutilation or overeating). Seek professional help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Reasons...: There are many potential reasons why you cannot get yourself to tend your wounds post self-harm... A few: self harm and blood are suprisingly less painful to deal with than the emotional pain that led to them and you might want to get help for the emotional suffering you have inside! please seek the supportive help you need and deserve! look up: dialectic behavior therapists near you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: On the behaviors involved in self harm, and how you are injuring yourself. People do many kinds of things to themselves, and none of it is healthy. Generally cutting and burning of the skin results in some pain and/or bleeding in the short term, and shame in the long-term when self-harming people want their scars removed "as quickly as possible." many such questions have been asked on healthtap. ...Read more
I've been feeling really low and recently just recovered from self harm, but I'm still feeling down. What could you recommend?
Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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