Update on pathological skin picking

  title={Update on pathological skin picking},
  author={Jon Edgar Grant and Brian L Odlaug},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  • J. GrantB. Odlaug
  • Published 21 July 2009
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Current Psychiatry Reports
Pathological skin picking (PSP) is a disabling disorder characterized by repetitive picking of the skin that causes tissue damage. Estimated to affect 2% to 5.4% of the population, PSP is currently listed as an impulse control disorder not otherwise specified. However, the repetitive and compulsive behaviors seen in PSP are phenomenologically and clinically similar to the behaviors seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, such as trichotillomania and… 

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