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was it wrong that the doctors didn't help me ? - November 29th 2011, 09:25 PM

When i got involved with doctors. They never helped me quit with my self harm even though they knew i needed help to stop but im just thinking , Was it wrong of them to not do anything about It ? i mean quitting was hard on my own and that was actually one of the main reasons why i was seeking help . To quit but they just put me on antidepressants and never did anything more about it .
   
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Re: was it wrong that the doctors didn't help me ? - November 29th 2011, 09:51 PM

Depends, what kind of doctor did you see? A GP can't do much more for someone who they feel is depressed than put them on an anti-depressant. If you want somebody who can help you quit self-harming, you should probably see a therapist, considering they're more about treating things without medication.


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Re: was it wrong that the doctors didn't help me ? - December 4th 2011, 01:35 AM

Most doctors and hospitals aren't capable of treating self injury and mental illness, really. They can prescribe medications, but that's usually about it. You do have to go to a counselor of some sort if you want that kind of treatment. There are specialists in cognitive behavioral therapy, and that usually helps with self injury in conjunction with anti-depressants. Talk therapy is also rather effective, but only if it's with a professional.
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