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Skin and psychiatry 

Skin and psychiatry
Skin and psychiatry

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

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date: 26 October 2020

This chapter provides guidance to the diagnosis and management of some common and important skin conditions that may be associated with psychiatric disease. Topics discussed include self-mutilation, factitious disorders in dermatology (dermatitis artefacta), psychogenic pruritus, localized dysaesthesias, small-fibre neuropathies, delusions (body dysmorphic disorder and delusional infestation), and eating disorders and the skin.

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