Articles for tag: Self Harm, Self Mutilation

Wounding Wilma: Cutters & Self Mutilation, Only a Symptom

I’ve written on Munchausen’s, and have received letters from many asking how could someone hurt a child that way. The flip side of that is the person who hurts himself through self-harm, or as most psychiatrists refer to it, self-mutilation. Let us start off by seeing what Webster’s dictionary has to say about a couple ...

What to Do If Your Child is Self Mutilating

Self mutilation, a practice that began in the 1960s, has become a disturbing trend on the rise in the world of today’s teenagers. There are lots of reasons teenagers and young adults choose self mutilation. Most people are generally horrified at the practice and label the teens or young adults as freaks or weird. Creating ...

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The Basic Facts of Self Mutilation

Most teenagers go through hormonal changes that cause very strong anger, sadness, depression, and irritability. This is completely normal, and although everyone has different ways of dealing with pain, self mutilation is a method that causes lifelong harm to those who do it, and often the people that care about them. What exactly is self ...

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Self Mutilation of Adolescent Girls

Self-mutilation is essentially the thorough, intentional, non-suicidal damage or amendment of a person’s own body. Self-mutilation is a disorder that can be described by using many different terms such as self-injury, self-harm, self-injurious behavior syndrome (SIBS), or the deliberate self-harm syndrome. Self-mutilation has been a problem that has existed for a long time. However, it ...

Self Injury: The Secret Shame

“Cutting is not attention seeking. It’s not Manipulative. It’s a coping mechanism – a punitive, unpleasant, potentially dangerous one – but it works. It helps me to cope with strong emotions that I don’t know how to deal with. Don’t tell me to stop. Don’t try to make me feel guilty, that’s how I feel ...