DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR P. MARAZZI / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cigarette burn scars in self-harm. Close-up of old scars from cigarette burns on the skin of a 36-year-old male psychiatric patient with a history of self-harm. 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.
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