neurotic excoriation

neu·rot·ic ex·co·ri·a·tion

repeated self-induced excoriation, with or without underlying skin lesions, associated with compulsive or neurotic behavioral problems.

neurotic excoriation

(1) Cutting, see there.
(2) Factitious dermatitis, see there.
(3) Self-mutilation, see there.
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Within this classification are psychogenic skin excoriation, such as neurotic excoriation, and acne excoriee.
Cognitive-behavioral techniques that address dysfunctional cognitions (thought patterns) or behaviors (actions) can be useful for skin disorders with a significant psychosomatic or behavioral component, such as the picking component of acne excoriee, scratching in atopic dermatitis, habits such as lip licking or biting, hyperhidrosis, lichen simplex chronicus, neurotic excoriations, onychotillomania, trichotillomania, and psychosomatic triggering or exacerbation of urticaria.
The patients most likely to present to a dermatologist are those with delusions of parasitosis, factitial dermatitis, neurotic excoriations, trichotillomania, and borderline personality disorder.
Neurotic excoriations are breaks in the skin from picking or scratching.
It is a psychogenic, self-inflicted syndrome, the lesions of which resemble trichotillomania, neurotic excoriations, and Munchausen syndrome.