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How can I control self harm compulsions?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Self-harm

Habitual self-harm can be one of features of borderline personality disorder where there is identity diffusion & the act is resorted to in attempt to enlist feeling of temporary relief of discomfort that results from painful traumatic memories.
Consult a therapist who specializes with dialectical behavior therapy. Also, treating underlying mood disorder helps.

In brief: Self-harm

Habitual self-harm can be one of features of borderline personality disorder where there is identity diffusion & the act is resorted to in attempt to enlist feeling of temporary relief of discomfort that results from painful traumatic memories.
Consult a therapist who specializes with dialectical behavior therapy. Also, treating underlying mood disorder helps.
Dr. Alan Ali
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