Tag: compulsive skin picking

skin condition

Skin Picking Disorder Myth 3 – Not Caused by Underlying Skin ConditionSkin Picking Disorder Myth 3 – Not Caused by Underlying Skin Condition

The following text is the copyright of The Recovery Village. The aim is to raise awareness of dermatillomania, or compulsive skin picking, and to dispel the common myths that often arise Myth #3: Dermatillomania is caused by an underlying skin condition. Fact: Skin picking results in skin damage, but is not itself caused by any […]

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self harm disorder

Skin Picking Disorder Myth 2 – It’s Not A Self Harm DisorderSkin Picking Disorder Myth 2 – It’s Not A Self Harm Disorder

Part 2 of the 8 part myths about skin picking disorder blog posts, with the copyright of the text at therecoveryvillage.com. Myth #2: Excoriation is a type of self-harm. Fact: While compulsive skin picking is harmful to the picker, it is not a self-harm disorder. Self-harm, officially known as “non-suicidal self-injury” (NSSI), is a psychological […]

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OCD

Feel Some Compassion Humans Because OCD is HorribleFeel Some Compassion Humans Because OCD is Horrible

My doctor says that my compulsive skin picking, or dermatillomania, as its proper name, is part of the OCD family. Even though I’ve attempted to cure this disorder through many avenues, including dry fasting, iboga therapy, clinical hypnosis, prozac, sertrilline, duloxetine, visual coding displacement therapy, meditation, vitamin therapy, N’Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), tissue salts, acupuncture, I’m […]

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