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What is the pleasure in self-mutilation?
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Mike Moore
Family Medicine
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In brief: Maybe...
Maybe thinking about it in a different way than just "seeking pleasure" may help.
People do things for a lot of different reasons. Self-mutilation (by this i assume you mean "cutting") is not different. Self-mutilation may help a person feel more in control of their feelings or emotion, or meet some other perceived need that the person has.

In brief: Maybe...
Maybe thinking about it in a different way than just "seeking pleasure" may help.
People do things for a lot of different reasons. Self-mutilation (by this i assume you mean "cutting") is not different. Self-mutilation may help a person feel more in control of their feelings or emotion, or meet some other perceived need that the person has.
Mike Moore
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
I have asked patients about this, and one common comment is that physical pain makes it easier for them to ignore emotional pain.
Dr. Martin Raff
These individuals are often in desperate need of psychological evaluation and assistance.
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