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Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation

By Steven Levenkron. This eye-opening book takes readers through the psychological experience of those who self-injure. The author, a psychotherapist in private practice, explains causes of the disorder; traces components that predispose one to becoming a self-mutilator including genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior; and describes how cutters can be helped. Numerous examples from the author's practice are included, providing added insight. Index. Bibliography. Norton. 256 pages. ©1999.

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