Demi Lovato rehab – a famous doctor has chimed in on the cutting disorder that Lovato is in treatment for. Dr. Phil joined The View and answered some questions about the headlines involving Demi Lovato and how addicting cutting and self injury is for people experiencing the issues.
Demi Lovato Rehab – Demi Deserves Admiration
Dr. Phil thinks everyone should focus on how brave Demi Lovato is for admitting she needed help and agreeing to go in rehab. He said she could have easily listened to people who told her to not make waves and keep the cutting issue private. The famous doctor said Demi is sending a good message to young people by seeking help and not being ashamed.
“She needed help and she had the courage to step up and ask for it,” Dr. Phil said on The View. “And she’s getting it and that’s a good thing.”
Demi Lovato Rehab – What Triggers Cutting
Dr. Phil explained what triggers people to cut or injure themselves as a way of coping with emotional issues.
“It’s an anxiety release,” Dr. Phil said. “If they will cut, it’s very painful. It takes away from what they’re thinking about. It distracts them and breaks the emotional pain cycle.”
Demi Lovato Rehab – Cutting is Very Addictive for Sufferers
Dr. Phil emphasized how addicting cutting is.
“It can get very addictive where you have to cut. You just have to do it.”
Demi Lovato clearly wasn’t trying to commit suicide. She’s in rehab for a very different type of problem than attempted suicide.
The famous doctor continued about Demi Lovato’s problems on what the cutting means how those who do the same things actually hide the symptoms:
“It’s not a suicide attempt, it’s not a self mutilation.They hide it and cut where you can’t see it. They have the right kind of sleeves. It is a private way to dissipate anxiety. It does not work and it is very, very serious.”
Demi Lovato Rehab – It’s Not Just the Wrists That Are Cut
Dr. Phil explained that cutting isn’t just on the wrists. It can also be on the legs or inside of the arms. It’s separate from attempted suicide cuts on the wrists in the way that the cuts aren’t deep. A suicide attempt is much more obvious due to depth of the cutting in tendons and veins.
If parents suspect their teen children are cutting themselves or suffering from some sort of self injurious behavior, Dr. Phil stated the problem needs to be addressed quickly and not ignored.
Source: The View, 11/5/10 Episode