Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Self-Injurious Skin Picking

  title={Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Self-Injurious Skin Picking},
  author={Thilo Deckersbach and Sabine Wilhelm and Nancy J. Keuthen and Lee Baer and Michael Jenike},
  journal={Behavior Modification},
  pages={361 - 377}
Self-injurious skin picking is characterized by repetitive, ritualistic, or impulsive skin picking that leads to tissue damage and causes significant distress or impairment in daily functioning. Little is known about effective behavioral or cognitive-behavioral treatments for self-injurious skin picking. As described by Azrin and colleagues, habit reversal is a promising behavioral treatment for modifying nervous habits or tics. To the authors’ knowledge, only one case series currently exists… 

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