Posts Tagged: Body Dysmorphic Disorder

How Media Pushes Us to Thrive for Perfect Skin

November 6, 2013 5:30 pm Published by 3 Comments

All too often we are introduced to images through our televisions, cell phones, tablets, and computers that do not correctly portray reality. Many activists challenge the images of “the ideal body” by exposing how already gorgeous models and celebrities are slimmed down to a size 0 using photo/ video editing software. On a conscience level,… Read more »

Dr. Phil’s Distorted Beauty

January 23, 2013 4:35 pm Published by 13 Comments

Perhaps my pleas have finally been heard. I have contacted the Dr. Phil show on numerous occasions: through YouTube over 5 years ago, through the show’s website, and even in a recent blog post asking for them to bring awareness to Dermatillomania. While my direct requests have never been answered, I would like to think… Read more »

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled

January 9, 2013 9:51 am Published by 211 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 »

It’s All in a Name

December 17, 2012 1:21 pm Published by 3 Comments

Many people who chronically pick their skin also suffer from a co-morbid disorder; it varies from person to person whether the picking comes first causing a symptom of self destruction to mutate into a disorder on its own. For me, it all seemed to fit into a neat little package of destruction called Borderline Personality… Read more »