180. Physiological Habits, Self-Mutilation and Factitious Disorders

  1. Alan D. Irvine MD, FRCPI, FRCP3,4,
  2. Peter H. Hoeger MD5,6 and
  3. Albert C. Yan MD, FAAP, FAAD7,8
  1. Arnold P. Oranje MD, PhD1,
  2. Jeroen Novak1 and
  3. Robert A. C. Bilo MD2

Published Online: 24 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch180

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition

How to Cite

Oranje, A. P., Novak, J. and Bilo, R. A. C. (2011) Physiological Habits, Self-Mutilation and Factitious Disorders, in Harper's Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology, Volume 1, 2, Third Edition (eds A. D. Irvine, P. H. Hoeger and A. C. Yan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345384.ch180

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

  2. 4

    Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

  3. 5

    University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

  4. 6

    Catholic Children's Hospital Wilhelmstift, Hamburg, Germany

  5. 7

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA

  6. 8

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pediatrics, Erasmus MC, Sophia Children's Hospital, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Forensic Pathology and Toxicology, Netherlands Forensic Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176958

Online ISBN: 9781444345384

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Keywords:

  • physiological habits, self-mutilation and factitious disorders;
  • psychodermatology, subdiscipline - dermatology and psychiatry;
  • factitious disorder (pathomimicry) - and Munchausen syndrome;
  • diseases, urticaria and lichen simplex - targets of studies;
  • physiological habits, as age-dependent behaviour - normal developmental stage;
  • thumb- and finger-sucking - habit in children;
  • sucking of thumb or fingers - maceration of finger tips;
  • Trichotillomania with ‘Friar Tuck’ sign;
  • classification of self-mutilation - patients, hysterical and obsessive impulses;
  • superficial self-mutilation - prevalent type of self-mutilation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physiological habits

  • Self-mutilation

  • Factitious disorders

  • References