Excoriation (Skin Picking) Disorder

A Exkoriations-disorder is characterized by recurrent self-damage to the skin, which leads to skin injury.

pluck patients with Exkoriatios disorder or scratch their skin repeatedly from nciht cosmetic reasons (d. e. not a lesion that they may find unattractive or cancerous, to remove). Some patients pick at healthy skin; other plucking of smaller lesions such as calluses, pimples, or scab.

A Exkoriations-disorder is characterized by recurrent self-damage to the skin, which leads to skin injury. pluck patients with Exkoriatios disorder or scratch their skin repeatedly from nciht cosmetic reasons (d. e. not a lesion that they may find unattractive or cancerous, to remove). Some patients pick at healthy skin; other plucking of smaller lesions such as calluses, pimples, or scab. Some patients pick at their skin reflexively (ie without it being fully aware..); others of their activity are more aware. Plucking is not triggered by obsessions or concerns regarding. The appearance, it is more that feeling of tension or anxiety precede that are erleichter by plucking, which is often accompanied by feelings of satisfaction. The plucking of the skin often begins in adolescence, but can begin in different ages. At some point, about 1 to 2% of people suffer from this disorder. About 75% of them are women. Symptoms and complaints Plucking the skin is generally chronic, with waxing and waning of symptoms. The places where the skin is plucked, may change over time. The pattern of skin plucking vary from patient to patient. Some have multiple areas of scarring; others focus on only a few lesions. Many patients try to camouflage the skin lesions with clothing or makeup. Plucking the skin may be accompanied by a set of behaviors or rituals. Patients can search meticulously for a particular kind of scabs to peel them; they can try to ensure that the crust is pulled off in a certain way (either with your fingers or a tool) and bite or may swallow this, as soon as he was deducted. Patients may be embarrassed or ashamed of the appearance of the places where the skin has been plucked. Patients can try to avoid situations in which others see the skin lesions and pluck not in front of others generally, except in front of family members. Some patients pluck the skin of other people. Many also have other body-related repetitive behaviors (body-related Repetitive behavior disorder), such as hair pluck (trichotillomania) or nail biting. to meet diagnostic criteria Clinical To the diagnostic criteria, patients must typically have visible skin lesions (although some patients try lesions with clothing or makeup to conceal) Repeated attempts to refrain from plucking. experienced significant distress or impairment due to the behavior of the distress may include feelings of embarrassment or shame (z. B. over loss of control over one’s own behavior, about the cosmetic effects of skin lesions). SSRI therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy SSRIs may be helpful in co-existing depression or anxiety disorders, and some evidence suggests that these drugs may reduce the plucking of the skin to some degree. Cognitive behavioral therapy that is tailored to the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder, is currently the psychotherapy of choice. For example, a behavior reverse, a predominant behavioral therapy, are used; it includes educational work (eg self-monitoring, identifying the trigger for the behavior), stimulus control (modifying situations-z. B. the avoidance of triggers-the possibilities that the plucking begins to reduce) and Competing Response Training (substitution of other behaviors plucking rather than the skin).

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