Posts Tagged: treatment

Resource Review: Annette Pasternak’s “Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop”

January 15, 2014 7:38 pm Published by 2 Comments

Last year, I had the honor of being interviewed by Annette Pasternak, a holistic health coach who has self-admittedly conquered Dermatillomania. With the brunt of her formal education being in chemistry (even acquiring a doctorate), her collective approach to combating her skin picking disorder has been an eye-opener for the community. Unlike certain scammers out… Read more »

60 Reasons Why We Need BFRB Awareness

January 2, 2014 6:08 pm Published by 2 Comments

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB’s) is the term for a group of Obsessive- Compulsive and Related Disorders that describes someone who engages in a chronic behavior causing damage to oneself repetitively, often in order to feel psychological relief. These disorders are not yet well-known to the public which causes many roadblocks for sufferers who are seeking… Read more »

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 »

12 Dermatillomania Myths Dispelled

January 9, 2013 9:51 am Published by 200 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 »