Depression and Self-Affliction

“The deepest people are the ones who’ve been hurt the most.”

Bridgewater, N.J. (August 19, 2013) –Self-harm is the act of intentionally injuring yourself by means of cutting or burning a part of your body.

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Self-affliction is a tactic that people who suffer from depression tend to act upon in hopes that it will relieve some internal pain and frustrations. This act is not meant to cause death, but can essentially lead to death one day. Self-harm can be linked to a variety of mental disorders such as depression and other personality disorders.
Self-injury can lead to a number of complications:

  • Increased feelings of guilt and shame
  • Infections from the open wounds or tools used
  • Life-threatening problems, such as blood loss
  • Permanent scars
  • Death

If you or someone you know has been engaging in self-affliction please seek immediate help.GenPsych, PC, provider of top quality outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse services, stresses the importance of a healthy lifestyle. GenPsych offers a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program which isa structured therapeutic treatment that emphasizes balance between acceptance and change. DBT helps reduce impulsive behaviors, such as suicidality, self-harm, substance abuse, eating disordered behavior, aggression, isolation, rumination, dissociation, anxiety, depression and panic attacks.

For more information on GenPsych’s revolutionary Dialectical Behavior Therapy programs, visit: http://www.genpsych.com/programs/dialectical-behavior-therapy/

For more information on depression and self-affliction visit: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/self-injury/DS00775

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