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Amazingly, cutting is probably more familiar to shrinks than DPD. And they are both serious issues. Dr. Simeon at Mount Sinai in NY wrote a book on the subject of cutting, as well as the one with me, Feeling Unreal. You might check them both out, particularly the cutting book, and present them to an experienced, qualified psychiatrist. You are young and can get beyond this terrible period, even though that may be hard to believe right now. Hang in there, seek help, seek support, and make the conscious choice to avoid cutting, and to improve. No matter how DPD or other mental issues are, if you are sane enough to know there is a problem with what you are doing or thinking, you are sane enough to make choices, however difficult. Choose not to harm yourself. Choose to hope. Choose to realize that you are not alone and that others do want to help you.