Treating self-harm cases

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To treat self-harming, psychotherapy is usually needed in order to work on the following points:

Intense psychological stress

Detect and correct triggers: situations of abuse or abuse, a psychiatric illness, and so on.

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Identify and accept different emotions as part of the normal life cycle.

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Strategies for distracting emotional distress when it is very intense.

Woman crying with anxiety and depression or minor illnesses

Estrategias de aceptación. Entender el malestar emocional como parte del ciclo vital. 

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Increase pleasant daily activities that provide positive energy.

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Take care of the body. Eat regularly, exercise, ensure sleep hours, ...

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Take care of the mind. Identify personal values and vital objectives.

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Developing communication skills and social relations.

In some cases, it may be useful to add a pharmacological treatment to control associated symptoms such as anxietydepression or psychosis. 

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Substantiated information by:

Iria Méndez

Published: 30 October 2019
Updated: 30 October 2019


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