Posts Tagged: ocd

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 »

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 »

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 »

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled

January 9, 2013 9:51 am Published by 214 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 »

Happy Old Year!

December 28, 2012 6:58 pm Published by 1 Comment

After rendezvousing with the holidays, the next widely celebrated event is the New Year. I’ve always felt a hesitation with this one because there are so many hopes, wants, and desires a lot of people strive to gain but end up feeling like a failure when the “New Year’s Resolution” adrenaline fades out (usually by… 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 »