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Parents: Try to Understand Teens Who Self Harm Not Punish Them

  If you’re a parent and you find out that your teen is scratching, scraping, poking, burning, or cutting themselves, you’re probably terrified. Out of fear, you might demand your teen to stop or you might remove their privileges in order to make them put an end to it. However, because teens who self harm…

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Self-Harm Disorder Treatment | Paradigm Malibu

Adolescent Self-Harm Disorder Treatment

Adolescent Self-Harm Disorder is an Impulse-Control Disorder in which adolescents repetitively physically harm themselves, usually in the form of cutting or burning.  These harmful behaviors arise as an impulsive response or coping mechanism to deal with severe forms of underlying stress, anxiety, fear, and a feeling of loss of control, often in response to past…

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