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Aug
2017

Repetitive skin manipulation is the key symptom in skin picking disorder (SPD) or acne excoriée des jeunes filles Brocq. The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) has recognized SPD as an independent disease, namely an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Thus, psychiatric treatment is indicated.
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