hi namelesswonder, i just joined and saw your post. I am psychotherapist and work to help people get off medication for depression, anxiety, and emotional pain. Sounds like you got a good dose. People that cut on themselves do it for good reasons, that they are in so much emotional pain and yet can't feel it, can't deal with it so they create physical pain which they believe they can deal with it...sorry for your dilemna.Somethings happened in your childhood that caused this and going on this diet and approach will greatly help you...and it would really help if you could find a good therapist who can really works with emotional pain. Not a cognitive/behavioral therapist, as most are but emotion based, somatic, Hakomi...depending on where you live will determine if these are available. Best wishes for your healing, much warmth, topher
Just saw you are from MA...that is good lots of Somatic therapists there...after reading more above you about PTSD I say you have this in spades and it can be worked with and increasing good health through diet is crucial.