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Jornal Brasileiro de Psiquiatria

Print version ISSN 0047-2085On-line version ISSN 1982-0208

Abstract

RIBEIRO, Ângela; RIBEIRO, João Pedro  and  VON DOELLINGER, Orlando. A skin-picking disorder case report: a psychopathological explanation. J. bras. psiquiatr. [online]. 2015, vol.64, n.2, pp.177-180. ISSN 1982-0208.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0047-2085000000075.

We describe the case of a 44-year-old woman, without known previous psychiatric history, hospitalized after a significant hemorrhage caused by self-inflicted deep facial dermal lesions (with muscle exposition). Psychopathological possible explanations of this case, as in similar reviewed ones, are related to frustration, aggression, and impulsivity.

Keywords : Self-injurious behavior; self-mutilation; psychopathology.

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