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.
Wiki Number: W077
Diagnosis: Excoriation Disorder (See Entry W060, “Dermotillomania.” No differences were identified.)
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- Is ACT-Informed Exposure a Viable Treatment for Excoriation Disorder? A Multiple Baseline Studyby Brian L Thompson on April 29, 2022
This study piloted the use of ACT-informed exposure as an adjunct to habit reversal training (HRT) for excoriation disorder (ExD). Using a nonconcurrent multiple baseline single case design, four participants completed sessions of exposure and HRT. Repeated measures and self-report data were collected on skin picking and psychological flexibility. Two participants completed HRT followed by exposure, and two participants completed exposure followed by HRT. Results support the effectiveness of HRT...
- Mucus fishing syndromeby Ryan L J Chiew on April 9, 2022
Mucus fishing syndrome is a chronic inflammatory ocular surface condition characterised by repetitive self-extraction of mucous strands from the eye.A man in his 30s presented with bilateral ocular redness, itch, irritation, tearing and sticky mucoid discharge for 3 months. Examination disclosed bilateral bulbar and tarsal conjunctival injection. Fluorescein staining disclosed a well-circumscribed area of tarsal conjunctival epithelial defect near the inferior lacrimal punctum in both eyes. The...
- Physician Perception of Disease Severity and Treatment Outcomes for Children and Adolescents with Atopic Dermatitis in Emerging Economiesby Mark B Y Tang on March 29, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: AD severity of children (aged 6-11 years) and adolescents (aged 12-17 years) appears to be underestimated by physicians in emerging economy countries. Practical, easy-to-use, and validated objective measures for assessment of disease severity and control, as well as effective use of novel therapies, are essential to ensure that patients are appropriately managed.
- A prospective clinical cohort-based study of the prevalence of OCD, obsessive compulsive and related disorders, and tics in families of patients with OCDby Lior Carmi on March 18, 2022
CONCLUSION: The new category of OCRD has changed the landscape of epidemiological studies in OCD. Further and broader studies are needed in order to better understand the lifetime prevalence of OCRD in first- and second-degrees family member.