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Wide range of age of onset and low referral rates to psychiatry in a large cohort of acne excoriée at a Swiss tertiary hospital.

DOI: 09546634.2017.1364693  PMID: 28784003  

Repetitive skin manipulation is the key symptom in skin picking disorder (SPD), or acne excoriée des jeunes filles Brocq. The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) has recognized SPD as an independent disease, namely an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Thus, psychiatric treatment is indicated. Therefore, in a large cohort of SPD, we asked whether dermatologists’ treatment strategy includes routine referrals to psychiatry. In addition, we describe epidemiological data, treatments and follow up.

Anzengruber F,  Ruhwinkel K,  Ghosh A,  Klaghofer R,  Lang UE,  Navarini AA

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