Should skin picking disorder be considered a diagnostic category? A systematic review of the evidence

  title={Should skin picking disorder be considered a diagnostic category? A systematic review of the evidence},
  author={Zoe M. Jenkins and Hyacinta Zavier and Andrea Phillipou and David Jonathan Castle},
  journal={Australian \& New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={866 - 877}
Objectives: The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature to collect, analyse and synthesise the evidence on skin picking disorder as defined by Arnold’s criteria or the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – fifth edition (DSM-5) and to examine whether skin picking disorder warrants inclusion in the DSM-5 as a distinct disorder. Method: The databases CINAHL, Medline, Embase and PsycINFO were searched for articles published between January 2008 and… 
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