November 8, 2014
Accession Number: 24261721
Peer Review, Research/*trends
Periodicals as Topic/*trends
Notes: Gibson, Lawrence E
Int J Dermatol. 2013 Dec;52(12):1463. doi: 10.1111/ijd.12558.
Author Address: Editor-in-Chief.
Reference Type: Journal Article
Record Number: 4536Author: Gieler, U., Consoli, S. G., Tomas-Aragones, L., Linder, D. M., Jemec, G. B., Poot, F., Szepietowski, J. C., de Korte, J., Taube, K. M., Lvov, A. and Consoli, S. M.
Title: Self-inflicted lesions in dermatology: terminology and classification–a position paper from the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP)
Journal: Acta Derm Venereol
Short Title: Self-inflicted lesions in dermatology: terminology and classification–a position paper from the European Society for Dermatology and Psychiatry (ESDaP)
Alternate Journal: Acta dermato-venereologica
ISSN: 1651-2057 (Electronic)
Accession Number: 23303467
Terminology as Topic
Abstract: The terminology, classification, diagnosis and treatment of self-inflicted dermatological lesions are subjects of open debate. The present study is the result of various meetings of a task force of dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists, all active in the field of psychodermatology, aimed at clarifying the terminology related to these disorders. A flow chart and glossary of terms and definitions are presented to facilitate the classification and management of self-inflicted skin lesions. Several terms are critically discussed, including: malingering; factitious disorders; Munchausen’s syndrome; simulation; pathomimicry; skin picking syndrome and related skin damaging disorders; compulsive and impulsive skin picking; impulse control disorders; obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders; trichotillomania; dermatitis artefacta; factitial dermatitis; acne excoriee; and neurotic and psychogenic excoriations. Self-inflicted skin lesions are often correlated with mental disorders and/or patho-logical behaviours, thus it is important for dermatologists to become as familiar as possible with the psychiatric and psychological aspects underlying these lesions.