Etiology of excoriation disorder?
Excoriation (skin-picking) disorder, also known as psychogenic excoriation, dermatillomania or neurotic excoriation, is characterized by the conscious repetitive picking of skin that leads to skin lesions and significant distress or functional impairment. What is the etiology of excoriation disorder?
@harupjeet Neurotic excoriations are due either to an underlying psychopathology or to the formation of habit. Accordingly, their pathophysiology is poorly understood. Shah and Fried found neurotic excoriations to be among the most common factitious skin diseases in children; they further noted that factitious skin disease is less common in children and can often be linked to comorbid psychiatric diagnoses or a psychosocial stressor that can be identified. Subsequently, a task force of dermatologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists worked to place neurotic excoriations in their proper category in dermatology and psychology, finding that mental disorders with pathologic activities could underline the disease.