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dc.titleUnder-diagnosed psychiatric syndrome II: Pathologic skin picking
dc.contributor.authorKo, S.M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-20T08:43:03Z
dc.date.available2016-12-20T08:43:03Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationKo, S.M. (1999). Under-diagnosed psychiatric syndrome II: Pathologic skin picking. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 28 (4) : 557-559. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.issn03044602
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/134062
dc.description.abstractPathologic skin picking (PSP), previously known as neurotic excoriation, is characterised by habitual and repetitive self-excoriation of skin. Affecting mainly women with onset in the 20s and 30s, it can lead to significant distress, dysfunction and disfigurement. The extent and degree of self-excoriation is reported to be proportional to the distortion of the underlying personality. Because of the close similarity to obsessive compulsive disorder in phenomenology and pharmacological response to the serotonin re-uptake inhibitor (e.g. clomipramine, fluoxetine and sertraline), PSP has been considered as an obsessive compulsive spectrum disorder.
dc.subjectItch
dc.subjectSelf-excoriation
dc.subjectSkin picking
dc.subjectTreatment
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentPSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE
dc.description.sourcetitleAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
dc.description.volume28
dc.description.issue4
dc.description.page557-559
dc.description.codenAAMSC
dc.identifier.isiutNOT_IN_WOS
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