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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-84

Dermatitis Artefacta Appearing During Inpatient Psychotherapy Programme for Dissociative Disorder - A Case Report


1 Postgraduate Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry-605006, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry-605006, India

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C. T. Sudhir Kumar
Postgraduate Junior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry-605006
India
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Appearance of dermatitis artefacta in an adolescent female patient while she underwent treatment for dissociative disorder is described. The possibility of shift of presenting symptom of episodic unresponsiveness to spurious skin lesion during psychotherapy programme was considered to be the method of its causation.



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