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Self-Harm Behavior in Adolescents: My teen cuts on her wrists. Now what?

Question: My 14-year-old daughter always wants to wear long sleeve shirts and cover her wrists. The other day, I saw scars on her wrists and inner thighs. She talks about how other girls in school cut themselves when they are upset, and I think she is cutting too but doesn’t want us to find out. …

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Question: My 12-year-old daughter struggled with being overweight until she hit a growth spurt. Her weight stayed the same, but she grew a few inches. No one has ever mentioned her weight, but she recently became obsessed with her looks, constantly feeling that she is fat, reading food labels, and skipping meals. She eats minimally. …

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