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Excessive picking in Prader-Willi Syndrome: A pilot study of phenomenological aspects and comorbid symptoms
Göteborgs universitet.
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Psychology. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Psykologi)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5025-9975
2001 (English)In: International journal of disability, development and education, ISSN 1034-912X, E-ISSN 1465-346X, Vol. 48, no 2, 129-142 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Skin picking constitutes a minor diagnostic criterion for Prader-Willi syndromeand is considered to be a syndrome speciŽ c behaviour and part of a behaviouralphenotype. This study surveyed different aspects and patterns of skin picking as well asrelated picking and pulling behaviours and compulsive and impulsive–aggressive symptoms.Parents of 37 individuals with PWS, aged 12 to 30 years, participated by completingquestionnaires specially designed for the purpose of capturing speciŽ c features relevant to theclinical PWS picture. Two-thirds of the sample displayed skin picking with a frequencyranging from chronic to transient, episodic symptoms. Many individuals with skin pickingalso exhibited comorbid picking behaviours and individuals with excessive skin picking alsohad additional problems with frequent tantrums and violent outbursts.

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2001. Vol. 48, no 2, 129-142 p.
Keyword [en]
PRADER-Willi syndrome -- Diagnosis; SKIN tests; COMPULSIVE behavior; IMPULSIVE personality
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Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Psychiatry
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-81089DOI: DOI: 10.1080/10349120120053621.OAI: diva2:550384
Available from: 2012-09-06 Created: 2012-09-06 Last updated: 2013-09-12

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