Vera Leibovici

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to examine the prevalence of excoriation (skin picking) disorder (SPD) and associated physical and mental health correlates in a sample of Israeli university students. METHODS Five thousand Israeli students were given questionnaires screening for SPD, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body dysmorphic(More)
A family with 12 children, 6 of whom had Sjögren-Larsson syndrome, was studied clinically. On CT, all six siblings with the disease had patchy regions of white matter hypodensity, most marked in the frontal lobes, which were confluent in the more severe cases. The ventricles were not enlarged and no other abnormality was demonstrated. The CTs of the 6(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the lifetime prevalence of Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder (SPD) in the Israeli adult population as a whole and compare SPD prevalence in the Jewish and Arab communities. We also explored demographic, medical and psychological correlates of SPD diagnosis. METHODS Questionnaires and scales screening for SPD, and(More)
BACKGROUND Skin-picking disorder (SPD) was recognized as its own entity for the first time in DSM-5. The existing SPD literature is limited and, to date, no study has examined the differences between clinical and sub- clinical SPD. Identifying differences between these 2 groups may improve diagnostic accuracy, treatment, and prevention efforts. METHODS(More)
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