The Cause And Treatment Of Self-like Behavior?
Hello,. I’m 20 years old. I’ve done a self-injury in the form of chanting the skin of the arms and thighs from last year. In total there are already more than 10 lines. I did have an unpleasant experience so I took it out through cleaning myself. I am not able to socialize because I am too sensitive and have bad thoughts about the slightest thing. I often wear a ‘mask’ according to different conditions. I have not been able to come to counseling because of economic factors and I don’t think it works. I don’t know what I was diagnosed with. So, I want advice from your doctor whether from that they can already be considered to have depression? thank you
Thank you for the question.
No one in this world is free from problems. What becomes different is, what is the way the person is addressing the problem. Does the problem can make it a stronger person, or just the opposite.
If when overwritten by a problem you fail to react properly, but instead take it out by hurting yourself and trying to be someone else who is not yourself, then you may experience self-injury behavior disorder. These behavioral disorders usually arise due to weak self-endurance and inability to control emotions properly. Other factors, such as having colleagues who are also self-injury actors, experiencing profound traumatic events, accustomed to consuming alcohol and drugs, or indeed having certain psychiatric disorders (eg borderline personality disorders, depressive disorders, excessive anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, also pattern disorders eating) can also increase your risk of experiencing self-injury behavior disorder.
You need to see yourself directly to a doctor or psychiatrist so that you can do a more in-depth evaluation, especially through psychiatric interviews and direct physical examinations. In this way, doctors are generally able to classify, whether what you are experiencing at this time is still reasonable, or need to get special treatment, for example giving medicines, psychotherapy, and so on. That way, the risk of more severe complications, such as the emergence of suicidal ideation, can be prevented and you can return to productive activities.
In the meantime, the first steps we can recommend to you:
If you have a problem, don't just think it is too complicated to stress you out, don't blame anyone, just face it and find a solution to your best ability, and return the results to God.
Realize that your actions hurt yourself will not make you free from problems, on the contrary, creating new problems for you
Open learning with people who can help you find solutions to the problems you face, especially parents, family, community leaders, religious leaders, or doctors
Choose a good friendship environment, which supports you on positive things, not vice versa
Keep yourself away from drugs and alcohol
Keep yourself busy with productive activities, which focus on developing your own potential
Make yourself valued because of the achievements you have from the results of your own hard work, don't try to be someone else
Don't depend on humans, depend your life ONLY on God
Focus on living with your best abilities, like the activities you do, be honest with yourself, don't dream too much let alone daydream
Improve the quality of your worship, also improve your relationship with the environment
Discipline to live a healthy lifestyle in your daily life
Hope this helps ...