To some extent, occasionally picking the skin is an action that is performed almost universally by humans. We all will occasionally pick a bit of dry skin off or pick at a new pimple. However, it is when these actions become serious, repetitive, and compulsive (especially on “perceived” imperfections) that skin picking becomes a disorder.
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It is this difference between “picking the skin” and “compulsive skin picking” that Annette Pasternak covers early on in her new book “Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop”. She lays down the ground rules for what dermatillomania is, why people do it, and why it is so hard to stop doing.
Right off the bat, it is apparent that “Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop” is different than many other dermatillomania resources out there. In a high-emotion industry saturated with scams and false claims, Annette Pasternak’s writing rings of the truth.
In fact, her own credentials back up what she has to say in her book. She is a holistic health coach who personally fought with and conquered dermatillomania herself. Furthermore, she holds a doctorate in chemistry that gives her a completely unique approach to the problem of dermatillomania.
Of particular interest in “Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop” is the fact that the information in the book is backed up by solid research and experience.
All in all, Annette Pasternak’s book aims to help you treat, or at least reduce the urges of, compulsive skin picking. Her experience as a health coach, chemist, and, most of all, a recovered compulsive skin picker all help her do this in a clear, concise, and, most importantly, effective way. If you are suffering from dermatillomania, then this is one book that you need to track down.
You can buy it here (kindle edition).
Physical book is on the way too.
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