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What is the best treatment for teens who self-harm by cutting?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No simple answer

There should be a good psychiatric evaluation, then an appropriate treatment plan be developed.

In brief: No simple answer

There should be a good psychiatric evaluation, then an appropriate treatment plan be developed.
Dr. Kenneth Adler
Dr. Kenneth Adler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard for treating patients who self -mutilate.

In brief: DBT

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is the gold standard for treating patients who self -mutilate.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Cutting

Teens are at higher risk for drug use and cutting, as well as other risky behaviors.
This kind of acting out is done as a way of communicating what are often very complex feelings about themselves, their world, their future, and in my opinion, DEEPLY conflicted relationships with people in positions of authority.

In brief: Cutting

Teens are at higher risk for drug use and cutting, as well as other risky behaviors.
This kind of acting out is done as a way of communicating what are often very complex feelings about themselves, their world, their future, and in my opinion, DEEPLY conflicted relationships with people in positions of authority.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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