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Scarring caused by self harm, on a woman's arm. Self harm is physical injury inflicted by an individual upon themselves. It is often a manifestation of emotional distress - the physical pain inflicted serving to briefly relieve emotional pain. One of the most common forms of self harm is cutting which leads, over a prolonged period of time, to the scarring and wounds seen in this image.
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