Year: 1985 Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, v.8, no.2, (June 1985), p.291-298 SIEC No: 19860789

The author reviews neurotic excoriations & dermatitis artefacta, two types of commonly occurring dermatoses. Victims are usually emotionally immature, introverted, have difficulty communicating with others & have low stress tolerance. self-mutilation in the form of dermatalogic abuse is highly predictive of suicide in schizophrenic patients. 48 refs. (NBB)