Which skin findings are characteristic of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Skin findings in OCD patients may include the following:

  • Eczematous eruptions related to excessive washing

  • Hair loss related to trichotillomania or compulsive hair pulling

  • Excoriations related to neurodermatitis or compulsive skin picking

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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