Cutting and self-harm /

"What is self-harm and what causes it? Learn the terms and concepts related to this type of behavior"-- Provided by publisher.

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Main Author: Simpson, Chris, 1969- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
Series:Health and medical issues today.
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Table of Contents:
  • Series Foreword
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. Cutting and Self-Harm: What Are They and How Do They Occur?
  • 1. Cutting and Self-Harm: Definitions, History, and Basic Characteristics
  • Definitions and Important Terminology
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Injury
  • Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
  • Suicide
  • Trichotillomania
  • Excoriation
  • Direct versus Indirect Self-Harm
  • Body Modification
  • Stereotypic Movement Disorder
  • Moderate versus Major Self-Injury
  • History of Self-Injury
  • Religion and Self-Injury
  • Self-Injury as a Rite of Passage
  • Conventional Self-Injury
  • Basic Characteristics
  • Age and Self-Injury
  • Gender and Self-Injury
  • Socioeconomic Status and Self-Injury
  • Culture and Self-Injury
  • Rates of Self-Injury
  • Conclusion
  • 2. Factors Contributing to Self-Injury
  • Biological and Psychological Factors
  • Neurotransmitters and Mood Stabilization
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • The Brain
  • The Cerebrum
  • The Cerebellum
  • Brain Stem
  • The Limbic System
  • Environmental Factors
  • Insecure Attachment
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • What Does Self-Injury Accomplish?
  • Consequences of Self-Injury
  • Conclusion
  • 3. Self-Injury and Other Conditions
  • Self-Injury and Trauma
  • Self-Injury and Suicidal Ideation
  • Self-Injury and Eating Disorders
  • Self-Injury and Substance Abuse/Misuse
  • A Case Example
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Responding to Self-Injury
  • How to Respond as a Concerned Individual
  • As a Friend
  • As a Teacher or School Professional
  • As a Spiritual or Religious Leader
  • As a Therapist
  • How to Respond as a Family Member
  • Managing One's Own Feelings
  • Who Needs to Change?
  • Being Genuine and Supportive
  • Taking the Next Step
  • Common Difficulties in Responding to Self-Injury
  • Anger and Fear
  • "I Just Can't Look at the Blood or the Scars"
  • "If You Would Just Stop Cutting"
  • "Where Should I Hide the Knives?"
  • Conclusion
  • 5. Treatment and Prevention of Self-Injury
  • Assessment
  • Environmental
  • Biological
  • Cognitive, Emotional, and Behavioral
  • Establishing a Therapeutic Relationship
  • Replacing Behaviors
  • Cognitive Treatment
  • Family Therapy
  • Conclusion
  • Part II. Controversial Issues
  • 6. Self-Injury in School Settings
  • Why Is Self-Injury So Prevalent in Schools?
  • What Does a Self-Injuring Student Look Like?
  • School Personnel and Treating Self-Injury
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations
  • Conclusion
  • 7. Self-Injury and Relationships
  • A Connected Culture
  • Genuine Contact
  • Making Connections
  • Mindfulness
  • Conclusion
  • 8. Self-Injury and Group Counseling
  • How Do Groups Work?
  • Therapeutic Factors
  • Instillation of Hope
  • Universality
  • Imparting Information
  • Altruism
  • Development of Socializing Techniques
  • Imitative Behavior
  • Catharsis
  • The Corrective Recapitulation of the Primary Family Group
  • Existential Factors
  • Group Cohesiveness
  • Interpersonal Learning
  • What Is Potentially Healing about This Approach?
  • Confidentiality
  • An Environment of Change
  • Universality
  • What Is Potentially Harmful about This Approach?
  • Online Group Formats
  • Benefits of Online Resources
  • Potential Deficits of Online Resources
  • Conclusion
  • 9. Psychopharmacological Treatment of Self-Injury
  • The Purpose of Medication in Treating Self-Injury
  • Serotonin
  • Dopamine
  • Opiate
  • Combining Medication and Therapy
  • A Case Example
  • Conclusion
  • Part III. Resources
  • Resources
  • Important Documents
  • Glossary
  • Timeline
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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