Christine Sparta with Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Brian D. Smith,MD, Author at Clinical Advisor

Christine Sparta with Blaise Aguirre, MD, and Brian D. Smith,MD

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Handling young patients who cut themselves

Two psychiatrists answer questions about diagnosing and treating these fragile youngsters. You’ll be surprised how effective intervention can be. Self-harm—sometimes called self-injury, self-mutilation, or cutting—is defined as deliberate injury to one’s own body without suicidal intent. In addition to cutting or scratching one’s skin with razors, knives, scissors, needles, or broken glass, self-harm can include…

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