Excoriation Disorder Questions & Answers

Updated: Jul 10, 2018
  • Author: Roxanne Graham, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

How is excoriation (skin-picking) disorder characterized?

What are the signs and symptoms of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which psychiatric and medical diagnoses should be included in the differential diagnoses of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which physical findings suggest excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

How is excoriation (skin-picking) disorder diagnosed?

Which studies are performed in the workup of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

How is excoriation (skin-picking) disorder treated?

Which medications are used in the treatment of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which nonpharmacologic interventions are used in the treatment of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What causes excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is the prevalence of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is the prognosis of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic in patients with excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which psychiatric disorders are associated with excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

How is excoriation (skin-picking) disorder differentiated from trigeminal trophic syndrome or acne excoriée?

Which physical condition must be excluded prior to a diagnosis of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which physical findings are characteristic of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What are the differential diagnoses for Excoriation Disorder?

Workup

What is the role of Skin Picking Reward Scale (SPRS) in the workup of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

How is excoriation (skin-picking) disorder classified in DSM-5?

What are the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Treatment

How should a dermatologist approach the treatment of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is the role of medications in the treatment of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is the role of hypnosis in the treatment of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

What is included in the long-term monitoring of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

How is recurrence of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder prevented?

Medications

What is the role of psychotropic medications in the treatment of excoriation (skin-picking) disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Anticonvulsants, Other are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids, Topical are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressant, SSRIs are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Anxiolytics, Nonbenzodiazepine are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?

Which medications in the drug class Antidepressants, TCAs are used in the treatment of Excoriation Disorder?