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Self-mutilation Treatments

Treatment

Treatment usually includes medical and psychological treatment, as well as medications.

Medical Treatment

A doctor will assess whether care needs to be provided immediately to prevent further harm due to ingestion, wound, or other bodily harm.

Psychosocial Assessment

This assessment may be administered to assess a person’s mental capacity, level of distress, and presence of mental illness.

Psychologic Treatment

Psychologic treatment may be done either one-to-one or in a group setting. It is usually aimed at finding and treating the underlying emotional difficulty, trauma , or disorder. It may also include cognitive behavioral therapy .

Medications

Medications used include:

  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Mood regulators
  • Anticonvulsants

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2019 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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