dermatology
hair & nails

Mental health issues more than skin deep


Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can present in as many as a quarter of patients in dermatology clinics, the ACD ASM was told. Professor Chee Ng, Healthscope Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, said body-focused repetitive behaviours such as excoriation disorder and trichotillomania could lead to significant distress, shame and embarrassment. He said repeated picking ...

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