Category: Other Disorders

Self-Injury: Cutting, Purging, and Other Addictive Behaviors

October 17, 2012 | By

Adolescents who are struggling to find ways to cope with a variety of intense emotions may resort to self-mutilation, also termed self-inflicted violence (SIV). SIV is defined as intentionally harming one’s body, without suicidal intent. These unwise coping attempts include cutting (the most common form of self-injury), burning, hitting oneself, picking at skin, reopening wounds, […]

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Conversion Disorders and Pseudo-Seizures: “The doctor says I am not sick, but why do I feel so bad?”

October 17, 2012 | By

Your seizures have been out of control lately, so you have been hospitalized for 24-hour monitoring. You have been hooked up to an EEG machine for several days now, waiting for the “big event.” After a day or so off your medication, your muscles have started to twitch, breathing has become irregular, and so on. […]

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