Dermatillomania (also called Compulsive Skin Picking) is the medical diagnostic term used to describe skin picking disorders.
Dermatillomania symptoms are characterized by a compulsive urge to pick at skin. Symptoms vary in the areas of body affected by the picking.
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Little is known about Dermatillomania with respect to causes and treatment. However, there are methods that have proven effective.
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).
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