Self-harming behavior often goes unnoticed by parents – Psyche

2023-09-17 10:05:16

Cutting, cutting, scratching, burning, hitting hard objects: for some young people this is a means of coping with their problems – or at least an attempt: they hurt themselves. One thing is often misunderstood: self-harming behavior is okay Those affected are not concerned with ending their lives or getting attention. “They are trying to get out of a negative emotional state as quickly as possible,” explains Paul Plener, head of the University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Med-Uni Vienna at the AKH.

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