A cutting disorder is one in a complex group of behaviors known as self-harm, It involves a deliberate decision to mutilate or hurt oneself. Cutting entails making small cuts on body parts such as the wrists, arms, legs, stomach, and chest. People who cut themselves usually try to conceal their wounds, thereby cutting in places easily covered by clothing. Affecting young people aged 12-24 years old, cutting is the most common of all self-harm methods.
- Interfering with wound healing
- Banging or hitting body parts against hard objects like walls or floors
- Swallowing or ingesting poisonous or inedible items
Cutting falls under the category of self-harm in the DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) and is classified as a symptom of borderline personality disorder. Several disorders have been associated with cutting, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and schizophrenia.
Where to Find Help for Cutting Disorder
If you or a loved one are having difficulty in life and cutting disorder or engaging in any other form of self-injury, call us now at our toll-free number. At A Forever Recovery, we understand how hard life can be for everyone. We also know that unresolved personal traumas can destroy lives. We offer multiple programs and tracks tailored to each person’s needs, preferences, and belief systems.
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