Posts Tagged: DSM 5

Dr. Phil

Dr Phil’s Obsessed and Over It

December 19, 2013 3:13 pm Published by 13 Comments

<<< CLICK HERE to watch the Excoriation segment of “Obsessed and Over It” >>>   As an episode of Dr. Phil was coming to a close yesterday, a commercial about 21 year old Samantha caught my eye; she is a skin picker who cannot stop “disfiguring” her face and body, according to the enthusiastic narrator… Read more »


Do You Have Dermatillomania?

January 17, 2013 4:04 pm Published by 18 Comments

When reading about the condition Dermatillomania, many people begin to worry that they too have this disorder. So how do you know if you suffer with it? At what point does picking at your skin become equivalent to having a disorder? The following questions were ones I created for everyone to assess if picking at… Read more »

12 Myths

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled

January 9, 2013 9:51 am Published by 175 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 »