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We had hoped Miley had gotten help, but recent photos show new cut marks on her wrists. Two experts with whom we consulted agree that Miley may be cutting again. Oh no!
When photos of Miley Cyrus with cut marks on her wristsII first surfaced a few months ago, various experts speculated that the Hannah Montana star had been self-harming. We had hoped that Miley had undergone treatment, but it seems the 19-year-old Disney darling is back to her self-destructive ways.
In new photos from May 17, Miley has a series of lacerations on the inside of her wrist, which experts believe are fresh cut marks. Like other psychological disorders, self-harming requires professional treatment, sometimes even rehab. “Miley could meet with a therapist regularly, but i’m not sure she thinks she has a problem,” says Dr. Gilda Carle, 30 Second Therapist for Today.com.
Even if Miley doesn’t believe she needs treatment, she is acutely aware of her self-destructive behavior and doesn’t try to hide her scars from photographers or her many social media followers. “Scars remind us of where we’ve been. not where we’re going,” Miley tweeted on April 26.
“If she can remember how miserable she was to have generated the scars, maybe she can use them as a learning experience for which she’s deciding to grow,” explains Dr. Gilda.