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

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

Psychiatric and medical diagnoses that should be considered include the following:

  • Depression

  • Trichotillomania

  • Anxiety

  • Tic disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Body dysmorphic disorder

  • Somatoform disorders

  • Borderline personality disorder

  • Delusions of parasitosis

  • Scabies

See DDx for more detail.


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