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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 47  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 241-242

Effectiveness of fluoxetine in the treatment of skin-picking

1 Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, India

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R C Sharma
Department of Psychiatry, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla 171001
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.43065

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The case of an 18-year-old girl with skin-picking is reported. The patient used to pick at healthy skin and small skin lesions, leading to ulceration, hyperpigmentation and disfigurement. She recovered almost fully with fluoxetine. The implications of diagnosis and the need for early treatment are discussed.



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