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Self Harm Rehab Centers

Self harm is the act of causing injury to the body purposely without the actual intention of committing suicide but rather as a way of acting out, getting attention and feeling pain or euphoria associated with the pain that is felt. Self harm may include cutting the skin, biting, burning or scratching as well as beating or hitting and pulling hair. People who harm themselves may cause injury to the body that could result in serious side effects.

Some people that actively participate in self harm may be suicidal or have suicidal thoughts but most often the people who partake in self harm are not suicidal but simply have a like for the pain associated with the harm. Self harm is a way of taking out emotional aggressions or depression and is associated with anxiety, eating disorders and certain substance abuse problems.

Treatment for self harm includes treating any underlying psychological disorders that may be causing the individual to harm themselves. Cognitive behavioral therapy may also be used to treat people that induce self harm. For some, antipsychotic medications are also effective at treating self harm. Most rehab centers will use a combination of treatments for self harm which would include counseling, mediation and other forms of therapy.

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