Neurotic Excoriation

Trudi Griffin - LPC
Jul 26th, 2019



neurotic excoriation

What is Neurotic Excoriation?

Neurotic (Psychogenic) excoriation is a medical term used by physicians to refer to repetitive scratching with no known physical pathology. The behavior manifests on the skin as “clean, linear erosions, scabs, and scars…similar in size and shape…grouped on easily accessible body sites.” The most common areas affected by neurotic excoriation include the legs, arms, shoulders, upper back, neck, and face. Click here for a thorough description.


Trudi Griffin - LPC


Education, experience, and compassion for people informs Trudi's research and writing about mental health. She holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Addictions and Mental Health from Marquette University, with Bachelor’s degrees in Communications and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Before committing to full-time research and writing, she practiced as a Licensed Professional Counselor providing therapy to people of all ages who struggled with addictions, mental health problems, and trauma recovery in community health settings and private practice.

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