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There is nothing funny about mental illness. Millions of people worldwide suffer from conditions like depression or anxiety disorder. For many the difficulty is compounded by having more than one mental illness at the same time.
Picking the scalp and face are believed to be the most common focal areas in dermatillomania, however compulsive skin picking can affect any area of the body. One of the lesser spoken about areas that people sometimes feel compelled to pick are the gums.
A large part of the stigma around body-focussed repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as dermatillomania is the perception that is is just a bad habit and therefore there is the expectation that the person just has to have the will power to stop.
According to Dr. Elaine Aron, Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) is a personality trait that is often misunderstood, with the highly sensitive person displaying traits of shyness or fearlfulness.
During treatment for skin picking disorder there is always a large portion of the program that focuses on the indidual developing an awareness of the skin picking behaviors and being able to identify the triggers before picking in order to implement strategies to prevent or detract from picking before it occurs.