Tag: dermatillomania

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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 […]


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 […]

condemning Christians

Condemning ChristiansCondemning Christians

If you’re a Christian, have you ever come across condemning Christians who just frown or look down at you because you struggle with something that they would label a sin? Addiction is difficult. In all honesty, I don’t think anyone ever likes his or her addiction – I certainly don’t like mine. Dermatillomania  makes me […]