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Skin and psychiatry 

Skin and psychiatry
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Skin and psychiatry
Author(s):

Susan Burge

, Rubeta Matin

, and Dinny Wallis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198747925.003.0028
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date: 09 April 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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