Online tool to assess the sevirity of your skin picking behaviors.Click Here...
Here you can tell your story, ask questions, and support others who have same compulsions as you do.Click Here
We publish a popular blog with news and updates on everything that has to do with skin picking and related disorders.Click Here...
Visit the info section, where you'll learn about skin picking, its symptoms, causes, treatment, similar disorders and more.Click Here
We maintain a list of treatment providers who treat compulsive picking disorders.Click Here
Visit our "Ask the Expert" page, where you will find answers (by Dr. Ted Grossbart) to commonly asked questions about skin picking.Click Here
If you're a licensed mental health professional, and you have experience in treating the excoriation disorder, this section is for you.Click Here
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development and are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviours.
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We have previously discussed NAC or N-acetyl cysteine and its benefits in the management of compulsive skin picking behaviors on this blog, describing what NAC is and how it works. We discussed the 2009 study conducted by Dr.
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In May 2013 excoriation disorder, or compulsive skin picking disorder was added to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM5). This is a significant, positive step for those suffering from this condition as it acknowledges that there is a clinical component to the behavior.