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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

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    Guest Jeremy

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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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    Guest sidhe

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    Writen with a style more suited to
    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”
    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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