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Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation

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ISBN13: 9780393319385
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A seminal work on treating self-mutilation, revised and updated with illuminating case studies and newly available drugs and resources.

Nearly a decade ago, Cutting boldly addressed a traumatic psychological disorder affecting as many as two million Americans. More than that, it revealed self-mutilation as a comprehendible, treatable disorder, no longer to be evaded by the public and neglected by professionals. Using copious examples from his practice, Steven Levenkron traces the factors that predispose a personality to self-mutilation: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior. Written for sufferers, parents, friends, and therapists, Cutting explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and describes how patients can be helped.

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This work, written for self-mutilators, parents, friends, therapists, explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviour and describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.

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The author of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a disorder that affects as many as two million Americans.

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The author of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a disorder that affects as many as two million Americans. Cutting takes the reader through the psychological experience of the person who seeks relief from mental pain and anguish in self-inflicted physical pain. Steven Levenkron traces the components that predispose a personality to becoming a self-mutilator: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, parents, friends, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.

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Cutting takes the reader through the psychological experience of the person who seeks relief from mental pain and anguish in self-inflicted physical pain. Steven Levenkron traces the components that predispose a personality to becoming a self-mutilator: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, parents, friends, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.

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Steven Levenkron is a psychotherapist and the author of seven previous books, including Cutting and The Anatomy of Anorexia. He lives and practices in New York City.

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crowyhead, March 1, 2008 (view all comments by crowyhead)
I picked this up at the library after being rather disappointed with A Bright Red Scream. Cutting is a much less sensationalized book on the issue, and one that I think is a lot more useful for those who would seek to understand the issue more thoroughly. The subtitle of the book makes it sound like a self-help book for people who cut or otherwise self-mutilate, but it really reads more like something written for concerned friends and parents, or for therapists who are just beginning to understand the issue. I think it would be helpful for patients, as well, but more in an "understanding the roots of the disorder" kind of way than in a "how to stop doing it" sort of way. Overall, it was better than A Bright Red Scream, but it still left me unsatisfied; a lot of the book was taken up with Levenkron describing how he handled specific cases, and it occasionally comes off as somewhat self-congratulatory.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319385
Author:
Levenkron, Steven
Author:
Levenkron
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Pathological Psychology
Subject:
Self-mutilation
Subject:
Abuse - Physical
Subject:
Abnormal Psychology
Subject:
Psychopathology - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Cutting (Self-mutilation)
Subject:
Abuse - General
Subject:
Abuse
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 75
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 in 0.5 lb

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Product details 288 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393319385 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This work, written for self-mutilators, parents, friends, therapists, explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviour and describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.
"Synopsis" by , The author of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a disorder that affects as many as two million Americans.
"Synopsis" by , The author of the seminal and groundbreaking Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa now explains the phenomena of self-mutilation, a disorder that affects as many as two million Americans. Cutting takes the reader through the psychological experience of the person who seeks relief from mental pain and anguish in self-inflicted physical pain. Steven Levenkron traces the components that predispose a personality to becoming a self-mutilator: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, parents, friends, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.
"Synopsis" by , Cutting takes the reader through the psychological experience of the person who seeks relief from mental pain and anguish in self-inflicted physical pain. Steven Levenkron traces the components that predispose a personality to becoming a self-mutilator: genetics, family experience, childhood trauma, and parental behavior.Written for the self-mutilator, parents, friends, and therapists, Levenkron explains why the disorder manifests in self-harming behaviors and, most of all, describes how the self-mutilator can be helped.
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