self harm and dyspaxic

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self harm and dyspaxic

Postby dragoneatscheese » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:01 pm

does anyone know if there is a link between both or does it affect teenagers no matter if thier special needs
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Postby Henri » Thu Nov 22, 2007 6:32 pm

Whilst I don't think that there is a direct correlation between self-harm and neurodiversity, the lack of self-confidence often associated with neurodiversity can often manifest as self-harm in some individuals.
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Postby Thirteen-thirty-seven » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:09 pm

henri is right. There are lots of mentally ill pople on these boards. :(
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Postby Miranda » Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:38 pm

*identifies as one of that breed*
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Postby carebear15 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:56 am

I not a breed but one person that doesn't self -harm like cutting. I do bang my head. I punch the water facet when it doesn't get warm water for me. I get so frustrated.

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Postby Miranda » Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:34 am

I apologise for not explaining better. All I meant was that I am a user on DT who also has mental health and self harm issues.

I should have been clearer
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Postby tears_on_a_pillow » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:55 am

Three are many varients (not methods but sub forms of self injury) for people with a co morbidity (duel diagnoses of neuro diveristy) it is common to thave the

Organic SI - Organic SI usually stems from autistic disorders, developmental disabilities, and other psychologically induced disorders. This type of SI is always influenced by physical or chemical problems in the body. Forms of Organic SI include head-banging and lip-biting.

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Postby Katielauren2001 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:37 pm

I have mental health and self harm issues too but I dont think there is a link.
Dyspraxia is me I would never change that :)
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Postby Henri » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:48 pm

Jar, Miranda was merely using a term of speech, perhaps you took that too literally.
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Postby jellyjay88 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:03 pm

I knew a lot of self harmers through my school and college years, and those were just the ones who made it obvious. As far as I know, none of them were dyspraxic, they were just angry, emotionally confused/frustrated, and/or attention seeking.

However, I'm sure some of the frustrations that come with dyspraxia (social isolation, co-ordinational dysfunction) are dealt with by turning to self-harm.

I never considered myself a self-harmer as a teenager, but considering my behaviour in stressful situations, it is pretty self abusive.
When I was as young as eight, I used to pretty well much gouge the flesh from my fingers when practicing piano if they kept repeatedly hitting the wrong notes, trying to programme them to stop making mistakes through pain.
I still do a similar thing today to my forearms and hands and scalp when I'm feeling particularly frustrated or distressed by something I can't easily hit (eg. laptop, coursework, other people...)

It could be possible that there's a link, but I doubt its a psychological one.
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