Self Inflicted Dermatological Diseases


Aydemir E. H.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.44, pp.41-45, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/turkderm.44.s41
  • Title of Journal : TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.41-45

Abstract

This group of diseases are characterised with the aggravated types of stress releasing behaviors like scratching, picking, squeezing, and sucking. Lichen simplex chronicus, prurigo nodularis, neurotic excoriations, trichotillomani, and onychotillomani are the diseases in this group. Depression, anxiety, and obsesif compulsive disease are the main underlying psychologic diseases. They need a skillfull psychiatric approach in addition to dermatologic treatment, and should be treated with patience in a long duration. (Turkderm 2010; 44 Suppl 1: 41-5)