Help! My 13-Year-Old Daughter Is Cutting Herself! From Dr. Gail Saltz (WATCH)

11/14/2012 03:20 pm ET | Updated Aug 15, 2013

If your child is cutting, they must get a psychiatric evaluation. When psychiatrist Dr. Gail Saltz visited me on Mondays With Marlo, she explained that cutting can be a result of depression or anxiety, which are both common in teens. Unfortunately, if you don't address the matter, your child could accidentally hit an artery or a vessel while cutting and put their life at risk. Anxiety and depression are very treatable, so it's best to tackle this problem as soon as possible.

For more, you can visit Gail's website at http://www.drgailsaltz.com and follow @DrGailSaltz on Twitter.

And for more wonderful advice on handling life's everyday dilemmas, see Gail's tips:

Dr. Gail Saltz's Mental Health, Sex And Relationship Tips

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