Excoriation Disorder

Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes significant disruption in one’s life.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W077
Diagnosis: Excoriation Disorder (See Entry W060, “Dermotillomania.” No differences were identified.)
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio:
Age Onset:
Brain Area:
Symptoms:
Progression:
Causes:
Medications:
Therapies:

4 CURRENT ARTICLES
FROM PUBMED

The world-wide medical research
reports chosen for each diagnosis 

Clicking each title opens the
PubMed article’s summary-abstract.