N-Acetylcysteine in the Treatment of Excoriation Disorder – A Randomized Clinical Trial

Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH; Samuel R. Chamberlain, MD, PhD; Sarah A. Redden, BA; Eric W. Leppink, BA; Brian L. Odlaug, PhD; Suck Won Kim, MD
JAMA Psychiatry-2016

This investigation suggests that N-acetylcysteine appears to be effective and well tolerated in the acute treatment of SPD. As effective treatments for skin picking emerge, it becomes increasingly important that physicians and other mental health care professionals screen for the disorder to provide timely treatment.

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