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Unformatted text preview: lf-Mutilation Explanations Self-Mutilation B. Reactions to Cutters 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Anxiety Fear Anger Disgust Helplessness Wish to Rescue Guilt Self-Mutilation Explanations Self-Mutilation C. Factors Contributing to Self-Mutilation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. To gain power over one’s life To establish an identity Relief from tension, turmoil Introjected aggression Self-punitive/self-hatred Self-healing Self-stimulation Relief from depersonalization/derealization Relief from anxiety/depression/overwhelming emotions Inability to communicate verbally Self-Mutilation Explanations Self-Mutilation D. Contagion Issues 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Individuals are highly enmeshed Have difficulty with more conventional forms of Have intimacy intimacy Deviant acts, such as shared mutilation, can be Deviant compelling and exciting compelling Assures a tight, but temporary bond within a Assures relationship relationship Identity, competition, and jealousies Treatment Approaches Treatment A. General Issues B. Psychopharmacology 1. 2. 3. Problems Uses Indications C. Psychodynamic Treatment Approaches Treatment D....
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