Posts Tagged: anxiety

Mother, May I?

July 19, 2013 4:38 pm Published by 3 Comments

Bringing a beautiful bundle of joy into the world is an exciting, yet terrifying time of life that forever changes the course of your own. You want the very best for your innocent offspring and develop fears that your child will be shafted in this competition called “Survival”. As a mother or father with Dermatillomania,… Read more »

Beneath the Layers

June 5, 2013 5:37 pm Published by 8 Comments

With warm weather arriving in my neck of the woods, I am reminded why the carefree air of the summer is really a prison for those of us who are permanently scarred and unable to conjure the confidence in wearing what we want when facing the general public. Tank tops, shorts, skirts, and even sandals… Read more »

3 Years of a Lifetime

April 10, 2013 7:02 pm Published by 3 Comments

When you are left with many scars on your body, made by your own roaming hands, a legitimate question a skin picker asks is “Will someone ever love me for who I am?” Not only do we worry about being judged by a partner on our damaged complexion but we fear the response to the… Read more »

The Vicious Cycles

March 6, 2013 3:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While many skin pickers know of the main vicious cycle in our daily lives, there is an underlying cycle that keeps many of us repressed and discouraged. The one we know about is the internal cycle that keeps our disorder alive and thriving while the other one is external and holds us back from sharing… Read more »

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled

January 9, 2013 9:51 am Published by 207 Comments

With the DSM 5 now officially released, it is imperative that we eliminate all misconceptions about Dermatillomania (aka, “Excoriation Disorder”) and spread the word before these ideas become the majority thought. Many of us have already heard many of the myths listed below, so we need to make sure that these reflections don’t become accepted… Read more »