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Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder: a systematic review of treatment options

Overview of attention for article published in Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2017
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
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2 Facebook pages
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3 Wikipedia pages
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Title
Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder: a systematic review of treatment options
Published in
Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, July 2017
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s121138
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Authors

Christine Lochner, Annerine Roos, Dan Stein

Abstract

Although pathological skin-picking has been documented in the medical literature since the 19th century, it has only recently been included as a distinct entity in psychiatric classification systems. In the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition and the proposed International Classification of Diseases, Eleventh Revision, excoriation (skin-picking) disorder (ED), also known as neurotic excoriation, psychogenic excoriation, or dermatillomania), is described as recurrent picking of skin, leading to skin lesions and significant distress or functional impairment. ED is listed as one of the obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, given its overlap with conditions such as trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder). Arguably, its inclusion and delineation in the diagnostic nomenclature will lead to increased awareness of the condition, more research, and ultimately in treatment advances. This systematic review aims to provide readers with an up-to-date view of current treatment options for ED. A MEDLINE search of the ED treatment literature was conducted to collate relevant articles published between 1996 and 2017. The findings indicate that a number of randomized controlled trails on ED have now been published, and that current management options include behavioral therapy (habit reversal or acceptance-enhanced behavior therapy), and medication (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or N-acetyl cysteine).

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 151 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 17%
Student > Master 17 11%
Researcher 16 11%
Other 13 9%
Student > Postgraduate 11 7%
Other 30 20%
Unknown 38 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 25%
Psychology 31 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 7%
Neuroscience 7 5%
Social Sciences 3 2%
Other 8 5%
Unknown 54 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 89. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 May 2022.
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