New book offers glimpse into complex problem of self-harm

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Dr. Samia Abul discusses ‘Deliberate Self-Harm in Substance Abuse Population’

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Offers fresh insights to therapists and professionals dealing with patients with self-harming tendencies

The Mayo Clinic describes self-injury or self-harm as the act of deliberately harming one’s body usually as an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain. In her new book, “Deliberate Self-Harm in Substance Abuse Population” (published by Xlibris UK)” Dr. Samia Abul, a specialist psychiatrist, provides an in-depth look into what she describes as a poorly understood, under reported and misdiagnosed phenomenon.

Dr. Abul’s book presents a brief yet comprehensive account of deliberate self-harm in substance abuse population. She brings attention to an important issue using an approach that is simple, systematic, illustrative and easy to follow.

“This book provides a better understanding of issues surrounding deliberate self-harm among substance abuse clients,” Dr. Abul says, “This will guide future strategies aimed at increasing access and effective treatment for them.”

“Deliberate Self-Harm in Substance Abuse Population” offers fresh insights to therapists and professionals dealing with patients with self-harming tendencies. It will also be of equal interest to family members who are hoping to gain a better understanding of the struggles of their loved ones.

“Deliberate Self-Harm in Substance Abuse Population”
By Samia Abul
Hardcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781499086577
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5in | 110 pages | ISBN 9781499086553
E-Book | 110 pages | ISBN 9781499086560
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Samia Abul is a specialist psychiatrist who has extensive training and experience due to the practice of psychiatry. She obtained her specialist qualifications in general adult psychiatry and has many clinical years of experience which includes general adult, addiction and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Abul also has a qualification in child forensic including emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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