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Skin picking disorder is characterized by a compelling urge to pick, scratch or rub at the skin repetitively, often causing scarring and open wounds on the skin surface.
During the first week of October 2014 we observed body-focussed repetitive behaviours (BFRB) awareness week.
Skin picking disorder, formerly known as dermatillomania, was recognized for the first time as an official medical condition in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5) in 2013.
For many, a diagnosis of dermatillomania comes at a time when picking at the skin has escalated to a level of serious concern for the individual who then searches for information on the internet or seeks out professional help.