My 29 year old daughter was diagnosed a couple of years ago
as having unit-polar depression. I'm sure she has suffered from
depression for several years before that. She has tried several
medications but none have offered her much relief. In the last 2
years she has periodically cut herself or burnt herself during
episodes of severe depression. Is there any information available
on self-injury and depression? (I'm not even sure if there is a
clinical term for the symptom, if there is, please include it in
She is currently under the care of a psychiatrist and is on a
waiting list to see a psychologist. She was told that the only
therapy available through the psychologist was 'cognitive'
therapy. (She lives in a remote area and government sponsored
help is somewhat limited.) Do you know if any research has been
done with this type of therapy in relation to the symptoms above?
ANY information you could provide in particular with regard
to self injury would be most appreciated (or any literature).
Re: Self-injury in a depressed person HFH M.D.- HG 3/16/1999
Re: Self-injury in a depressed person Evelyn 3/10/1999
Copyright 1994-2017MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.