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An international study of the prevalence of substance use in patients with delusional infestation.


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Lepping, Peter, Noorthoorn, Eric O., Kemperman, Patrick M.J.H., Harth, Wolfgang, Reichenberg, Jason S., Squire, Bertie ORCID:, Shinhmar, Satwinder, Freudenmann, Roland W. and Bewley, Anthony (2017) 'An international study of the prevalence of substance use in patients with delusional infestation.'. Journal of The American Academy of Dermatology, Vol 77, Issue 4, pp. 778-779.

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To the Editor: Delusional infestation (DI) is a disorder characterised by the belief of being infested with living organisms or objects.1 Insects and worms are the most common concerns. Objects, such as fibers or threads, are increasingly reported by patients. DI can be primary or secondary to mental illness, physical illness, prescribed medication, and misuse of substances such as amphetamines, cannabis, codeine, cocaine, or opiates. Dermatologists are usually the specialists to whom a patient with DI is referred because patients believe that they have primarily a skin disease

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Research Letter
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Toxicology > General Toxicology > QV 600 General works
WM Psychiatry > WM 100 General works
WM Psychiatry > WM 140 Mental disorders (General)
WZ History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > History, By Period, Locality, etc. > WZ 112 Collective biography
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
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Depositing User: Annmarie Hand
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 10:11
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2019 15:28


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