Information about Dermatillomania / Skin Picking

Symptoms

Dermatillomania symptoms are characterized by a compulsive urge to pick at skin. Symptoms vary in the areas of body affected by the picking.

Interviews

SkinPick conducts and collects interviews with leading researchers and academics in the field of Compulsive Skin Picking

Treatment

While there is no definite cure for dermatillomania, there are methods that have proven effective in treating it.

Related Disorders

Dermatillomania falls under few scopes of other disorders. It can be viewed both as a form of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), and as an impulse control disorder. Other disorders that fall under these categories share similar characteristics with Dermatillomania, but vary in the outward manifestation (symptoms).

Glossary

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"Ask the Expert"

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