Cutting : Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation Paperback
Nearly a decade ago, Cutting boldly addressed a traumatic psychological disorder now affecting as many as two million Americans and one in fifty adolescents.
More than that, it revealed self-mutilation as a comprehensible, 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: WW Norton & Co
- Publication Date: 17/05/1999
- Category: Abnormal psychology
- ISBN: 9780393319385