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Description

Skin-picking is a type of self-injurious behavior involving the pulling, scratching, lancing, digging, or gouging of one's own body. It is associated with social impairment, and increased medical and mental health concerns. While there are several reports showing that skin-picking is common in individuals with developmental disabilities, knowledge about effective treatment approaches is sparse.

Citation

Lang, R. B., Didden, R., Machalicek, W., Rispoli, M. J., Sigafoos, J., Lancioni, G., . . . Kang, S. (2010). Behavioral treatment of chronic skin-picking in individuals with developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 31(2), 304–315.


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Published Date

2010

Topic

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Intellectual Disabilities

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

Audience

Researcher