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Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation (Steven Levenkron)

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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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this book was the most insulting and
irritating thing i’ve ever read. unless
you want to be pissed off and triggered
every time you think of it .. don’t get
 it!

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I’ve read several books on the issue of
self-injury, and Levenkron’s is the one
that most accurately and sincerely
describes the issue. It is not only a
useful overview to provide understanding
to those who are unfamiliar with SI, but
it is also insightful into the process
and motivation for many self injurers
who seek to understand their own
behavior better.

I would absolutely recommend this book
above any other on the market for an
introduction to self injury and how to
understand it.

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Writen with a style more suited to
Mills
and Boon than any other genre, this
excuse for a book is insulting, vacuous
and degrading to SIers. Focuses on the
authors genius in “curing”
his
patients rather than any anything they
might be able to do from themselves.

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I liked reading this book, but it was
mainly because I thought the author
seemed like a comforting guy to have as
a therapist. In fact, the book was a bit
like therapy for me.

Overall, it was about how the man cured
many patients. Probably a better read
for people around the SIers than SIers
themselves. (I think they were the
intended audience anyway.)

Also, it was very triggering. I had to
put the book down a lot, and cut because
of things it dragged up a few times.

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I agree with the positive comments on this book. It is the best book I have read in regards to a therapist understanding what a self-injurer needs to get better. I recommended it to my counsellor to read to better understand the issues. Great book.

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