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Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder : a systematic review of treatment options

dc.contributor.authorLochner, Christineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorRoos, Annerineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorStein, Dan J.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-29T10:30:53Z
dc.date.available2018-10-29T10:30:53Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationLochner, C., Roos, A. & Stein, D. J. 2017. Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder : a systematic review of treatment options. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 13: 1867-1872, doi:10.2147/NDT.S121138
dc.identifier.issn1178-2021 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1176-6328 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.2147/NDT.S121138
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104619
dc.descriptionCITATION: Lochner, C., Roos, A. & Stein, D. J. 2017. Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder : a systematic review of treatment options. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 13: 1867-1872, doi:10.2147/NDT.S121138.
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dc.description.abstractAlthough pathological skin-picking has been documented in the medical literature since the 19th century, it has only recently been included as a distinct entity in psychiatric classification systems. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition and the proposed International Classification of Diseases, Eleventh Revision, excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (ED), also known as neurotic excoriation, psychogenic excoriation, or dermatillomania), is described as recurrent picking of skin, leading to skin lesions and significant distress or functional impairment. ED is listed as one of the obsessive–compulsive and related disorders, given its overlap with conditions such as trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder). Arguably, its inclusion and delineation in the diagnostic nomenclature will lead to increased awareness of the condition, more research, and ultimately in treatment advances. This systematic review aims to provide readers with an up-to-date view of current treatment options for ED. A MEDLINE search of the ED treatment literature was conducted to collate relevant articles published between 1996 and 2017. The findings indicate that a number of randomized controlled trails on ED have now been published, and that current management options include behavioral therapy (habit reversal or acceptance-enhanced behavior therapy), and medication (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or N-acetyl cysteine).en_ZA
dc.description.urihttps://www.dovepress.com/excoriation-skin-picking-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-treatment-opt-peer-reviewed-article-NDT
dc.format.extent6 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherDove Medical Press
dc.subjectExcoriation disorder -- Treatmenten_ZA
dc.subjectSystematic reviews (Medical research)en_ZA
dc.titleExcoriation (skin-picking) disorder : a systematic review of treatment optionsen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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