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Skin picking may start with something mild and harmless but if not treated early it can escalate into a serious clinical condition. When it starts affecting a person’s physical health and/or emotional well-being, it means professional help is needed.
Until recently, there hasn't been a treatment for body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), such as compulsive skin picking disorder. Dermatillomania, aka excoriation disorder, is the picking of one's skin repeatedly, which leads to damage.
Human behavior is complicated. Why people do certain things is often unclear. People engage in certain behaviors that may be detrimental to themselves in some way. One such known problem is that of skin picking. Picking at skin is a isn't neccesarily an abnormal behavior.
Tanya Silva, suffered for years from Dermatillomania after she was diagnosed with an eating disorder. However once she overcame her Binge Eating, she was left with the skin picking.
One of the most effective CBT developments for the treatment of Excoriation Disorder is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The primary goal is to learn to non-judgmentally accept uncomfortable psychological experiences.