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20 Dec 2004

Cutting himself with a blade
17 year old sun is cutting himself in wrist area with shaving blade. He is covering up the scars. States he feels relieved after the bleeding. What can be the cause of this and what is the condition called. Thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Hi bob,
It's called Self-Mutilation ( and check out the archives of this forum as we've discussed it many times before, and you might find prevous discussions useful.). Crystals advice seems sound. In an odd way, such cutting can produce temporary relief of tension, but it's worthless as a way of dealing with problems, and he sounds like he needs to see a good local psychologist / counsellor to help him deal with whatever is troubling him.
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