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excoriation (skin-picking) disorder

in DSM–5, a new diagnosis characterized by recurrent picking at one’s own skin, leading to lesions and causing significant distress or impairment.

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concrete attitude

concrete attitude

a cognitive style that is directed to specific objects and immediate stimuli. A person who exhibits a concrete attitude tends not to make abstract comparisons and will not usually respond to abstract qualities, concepts, or categories. Compare abstract attitude. [defined by Kurt Goldstein]