Acne Excoriée

  • Jillian Wong MillsopEmail author
  • John Y. M. Koo


There are a variety of psychiatric problems that relate to dermatological conditions. Psychiatric and psychosocial factors are reportedly significant in at least 25–33 % of dermatology patients [1]. Acne can have a negative impact physically and psychologically, resulting in social isolation and even more severe secondary consequences on the psyche. Moreover, acne itself can be aggravated by underlying psychopathology. Acne excoriée is one such condition, resulting from the relationship between acne and a psychiatric disorder.


Anxiety Disorder Impulse Control Disorder Delusional Disorder Acne Lesion Body Dysmorphic Disorder 
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Figures 16.1 and 16.2 are courtesy of Joseph Bikowski, M.D.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity of California San Francisco, Psoriasis and Skin Treatment CenterSan FranciscoUSA

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