Posts Tagged: shame

Resource Review: Laura Barton’s “Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars”

July 2, 2014 5:52 pm Published by 1 Comment

Compiled by Laura Barton, Project Dermatillomania: The Stories Behind Our Scars is an easy yet gripping read containing 11 stories of people with Excoriation Disorder who met each other through the Facebook group Dermatillomania Awareness. This book is simplified only in terms of reading level, but certainly not in content. If you are one of… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Last Chance to Save Myself

February 13, 2013 5:21 pm Published by 4 Comments

On this very night 8 years ago, I made the decision to try and end the continuous emotional pain I felt daily because no method of relief worked for me. Being alive was an excruciatingly painful task every day because nothing got better and my mind went to dark places that should never be visited…. Read more »

Do You Have Dermatillomania?

January 17, 2013 4:04 pm Published by 20 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 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 »