The Morgellons Debate

Jason S. Reichenberg, Michelle Magid

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Abstract

Proponents of Morgellons disease define it as illness in which thread-like fibers under the skin cause crawling sensations, skin changes, fatigue, pain, and "brain fog." The term is not widely accepted by the medical community; it is mostly believed that it is a form of delusional infestation or somatic symptom disorder. In this chapter, we discuss the history of and current debate surrounding this highly controversial topic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Psychodermatology
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages220-223
Number of pages4
Volume9781118560686
ISBN (Print)9781118560648, 9781118560686
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2014

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Morgellons Disease
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Keywords

  • Delusional infestation
  • Morgellons
  • Somatic symptom disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Reichenberg, J. S., & Magid, M. (2014). The Morgellons Debate. In Practical Psychodermatology (Vol. 9781118560686, pp. 220-223). Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118560648.ch26

The Morgellons Debate. / Reichenberg, Jason S.; Magid, Michelle.

Practical Psychodermatology. Vol. 9781118560686 Wiley Blackwell, 2014. p. 220-223.

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Reichenberg, JS & Magid, M 2014, The Morgellons Debate. in Practical Psychodermatology. vol. 9781118560686, Wiley Blackwell, pp. 220-223. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118560648.ch26
Reichenberg JS, Magid M. The Morgellons Debate. In Practical Psychodermatology. Vol. 9781118560686. Wiley Blackwell. 2014. p. 220-223 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118560648.ch26
Reichenberg, Jason S. ; Magid, Michelle. / The Morgellons Debate. Practical Psychodermatology. Vol. 9781118560686 Wiley Blackwell, 2014. pp. 220-223
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