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On the Canadian BFRB Support Network(CBSN) blog this was posted by someone who wishes to stay anonymous: “Someone close to me, who is also a “picker” sent me the link to Amanda Siebert’s recent article in the Calgary Herald about Danielle Roberts and the book “Project Dermatillomania: The Story Behind Our Scars”, and I was struck with disbelief! My senses were overcome and all I could think was “OMG!” and “WTF!” It was incredible to find out that not only someone other than the two of us do this, but there are thousands upon thousands!” This highlights the important role sites like these and our very own SkinPick.
Compulsive skin picking is a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) that results in the destruction of one's skin. The face is often times a primary target but other areas of the body can be involved i.e. cuticles, arms, legs or scalp.
Skin Picking Disorder (also known as Excoriation Disorder or SPD) is a serious and poorly understood problem. People who suffer from SPD repetitively touch, rub, scratch, pick at, or dig into their skin, often in an attempt to remove small irregularities or perceived imperfections.
Compulsive skin picking can be defined simply. It is the uncontrollable picking, touching, rubbing, or scratching of the skin. It is often done in an attempt to remove small, often perceived, imperfections and irregularities.