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how to stop harming myself

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i have a problem i self harm myself. its something that i cannot control. it feels wonderful and i love seeing what i do. ive been thru a lot in my 21 years of life. i was diagnosed with chronic depression when i was 11. i dont kn ow how to stop cutting..can u help me?


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replied December 9th, 2010
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Hi,

Welcome to the forum. I am really glad to help you out. Self harm or self injury can occur in a number of conditions but depression is the commonest cause of the same. You should urgently consult a psychiatrist and seek an opinion.

You definitely need anti-depressants and possibly cognitive behavior therapy with the help of a clinical psychologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.


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