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Featured article: Using photos to understand repeated self-harm

Reason's for self-harm are not well understood partially due to the methodologies utilized.  The present study uses photo-elicitation to guide interviews in order to gain a better understanding of the causes for self-harm


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BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.


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Joanne Ryan, Section Editor

Dr. Joanne Ryan is a genetic epidemiologist who leads the Dementia Research Program in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University.  She joined the editorial board of BMC Psychiatry as an Associate Editor in 2014 and became a Section Editor in 2016

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