[Skin picking disorder in clinical practice]

Tijdschr Psychiatr. 2021;63(6):474-478.
[Article in Dutch]


Excoriation disorder (skin picking disorder, SPD) is an illness that is included in the classification of mental disorders since DSM-5. Despite a prevalence of 1.4-5.7% in the general population, this is a not well-known condition among dermatologists and psychiatrists. We describe a case of a man who lost all upper incisors and canines as a result of a severe form of SPD. We provide an overview of the treatment options and call for increased attention for this condition.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mental Disorders*
  • Prevalence
  • Self-Injurious Behavior* / diagnosis
  • Self-Injurious Behavior* / epidemiology