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Am Fam Physician. 1990 May;41(5):1481-6.

Psychiatric implications of tattoos.

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Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.

Abstract

Psychiatric disorders, such as antisocial personality disorder, drug or alcohol abuse and borderline personality disorder, are frequently associated with tattoos. Finding a tattoo on physical examination should alert the physician to the possibility of an underlying psychiatric condition.

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PMID:
2333825
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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