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Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393319385, Paperback)
The author of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a disorder that affects as many as two million Americans.Cutting takes the reader through the psychological experience of the person who seeks relief from mental pain and anguish in self-inflicted physical pain. Steven Levenkron traces the components that predispose a personality to becoming a self-mutilator: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, parents, friends, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.
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A guide to the treatment and phenomenon of self-mutilation addresses the disorder as an understandable and treatable condition, drawing on extensive examples to identify causes, available resources, and medical options.
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