<<< 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 »
Posts Tagged: DSM 5
This past weekend, I took part in a news article through the Canadian Press about the changes in the DSM-5 to add skin picking in as “Excoriation Disorder”. Having another opportunity to spread my approval about this addition was exciting, even if I feared having the article being turned into a circus act.
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 »
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 views… Read more »
Finally! WE ARE IN THE DSM 5! Skin picking has been accepted in the Diagnostic Manual for mental disorders. This has been approved as of Dec. 1st, 2012.