Our expert says:
If you'll check out the archives of this forum, you'll find that we have discussed various aspects of self-cutting very usefully many times. It is NOT, repeat NOT, OCD or any form of it, and I'm amazed that any therapist could know so little about this commopn condition as to mistake it for OCD. Maybe a different therapist, with more understanding of it, andwho has actually read some of the large literature about it, would be more effective. It is a disorder on its own, though you're right that it is more like an addiction than an OCD compulsion. Fortunately people in this situation are not generally seeking death, but cutting as an expression of psychological pain they don't know how to handle better.
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