Association between self-harm and other disorders

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Association between self-harm and other disorders

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Self-injury is a coping strategy, and it's a coping strategy that can be used for all different problems that kids have, mainly to cope with a very intense emotional state. By definition, kids are in a flux of intense emotional state, so they might just use that to cope. There are kids though who might be using self-injury to cope with more serious mental disorders such as bipolar, borderline personality disorder, major depression, or anxiety disorders.

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Wendy Lader, PhD

Psychologist

Dr. Lader is co-founder and clinical director of the S.A.F.E. (Self Abuse Finally Ends) Alternatives Program. An internationally recognized expert on the treatment of self-injury, she lectures extensively on the subject and is co-author of the book, Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers as well as Self Injury: A Manual for School Professionals. In addition, she served as the expert for a training video on Self-Injury for the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lader is co- founder of the Self-Injury Foundation and a founding member of the International Society for the Study of Self-Injury. 

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