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Dermatillomania, also known as ‘compulsive skin picking disorder’ or ‘excoriation’, is an anxiety disorder which affects millions of people across the globe.
Skin picking disorder can be a pervasive intrusion on a person's life. The constant struggle trying to resist the behavior can be exhausting, but it can also have devastating effects on the skin pickers emotional health. There is no uniform picture of what skin picking entails.
Having a loved one to support and encourage you when you are suffering from a disorder is always an advantage. However, most people are not aware of how little they understand about body-focussed repetitive behaviours.
There is no single cause or reason for the onset of dermatillomania. Different people start pisking for different reasons, and while some do not ever develop a serious condition, for many skin picking can escalate to a point where it affects their functioning.
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