Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
A seminal work on treating self-mutilation, revised and updated with illuminating case studies and newly available resources.Nearly a decade ago, Cutting boldly addressed a traumatic psychological disorder now affecting as many as two million Americans and one in fifty adolescents. More than that, it revealed self-mutilation as a comprehensible, treatable disorder, no longer to be evaded by the public and neglected by professionals. Using copious examples from his practice, Steven Levenkron traces the factors that predispose a personality to self-mutilation: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior. Written for sufferers, parents, friends, and therapists, Cutting explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and describes how patients can be helped.
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Understand the cutter/the cutter understandy whyUser Review - Dilis2 - Borders
I was advised that I shouldn't read this book, as I am a recovering self-mutilator. However, like normal, I went against the odds. This books is highly informative and answers so many questions on ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Heather19 - LibraryThing
Informative book about self-injury, not as good/helpful as some others I've read. Read full review