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Disease or Condition — Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders:
neurotic excoriation

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Description

Neurotic excoriation is a mental disorder characterized by the repetitive picking and scratching of one's own skin. It is a form of self-injury and is often associated with feelings of anxiety, guilt, and shame. People with this disorder may pick at their skin to the point of causing bleeding, infection, and scarring. Treatment typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, medications, and lifestyle changes.

Synonyms
  • dermatitis factitia

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