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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 63 (2021) 6, 474 - 478

Klinische Praktijk

Skin picking disorder in clinical practice

G. Viaene, N. van de Velde, H. Tandt

Excoriation disorder (skin picking disorder, SPD) is an illness that is included in the classification of mental disorders since DSM-5. Despite a prevalence of 1.4-5.7% in the general population, this is a not well-known condition among dermatologists and psychiatrists. We describe a case of a man who lost all upper incisors and canines as a result of a severe form of SPD. We provide an overview of the treatment options and call for increased attention for this condition.