Behavioral treatment of chronic skin-picking in individuals with developmental disabilities: a systematic review.

@article{Lang2010BehavioralTO,
  title={Behavioral treatment of chronic skin-picking in individuals with developmental disabilities: a systematic review.},
  author={Russell B Lang and Robert Didden and Wendy Machalicek and Mandy Jenkins Rispoli and Jeff Sigafoos and Giulio E. Lancioni and Austin Mulloy and April Regester and Nigel P Pierce and Soyeon Kang},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={304-15}
}
Skin-picking is a type of self-injurious behavior involving the pulling, scratching, lancing, digging, or gouging of one's own body. It is associated with social impairment, and increased medical and mental health concerns. While there are several reports showing that skin-picking is common in individuals with developmental disabilities, knowledge about effective treatment approaches is sparse. We therefore reviewed studies involving the treatment of chronic skin-picking in individuals with… CONTINUE READING
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