Posts By: Skin Picking Support (Angela)

My Challenges During Pregnancy

July 13, 2020 4:27 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Despite being in recovery from dermatillomania since 2015 with a few minor blips along the way, I wasn’t sure what to expect from my skin picking disorder when I became pregnant in May of 2019. With body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) having links to hormones I prepared myself that my recovery success could fall apart during… Read more »

The #1 Misconception About Dermatillomania

October 24, 2019 5:53 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Awareness for dermatillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors (bfrbs) has magnified over the last decade. In 2013, the DSM 5 recognized compulsive skin picking as “excoriation disorder”, categorizing it under a new “obsessive-compulsive and related disorders” section in the mental health diagnostic manual. While efforts have gone a long way to inform a higher percentage… Read more »

Resource Review: Sandy Rosenblatt’s “Doesn’t It Hurt?…”

July 8, 2019 3:37 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Similar to the Project Dermatillomania series, Doesn’t It Hurt? Confessions of Compulsive Hair Pullers by Sandy Rosenblatt is a compilation of real stories from people who have trichotillomania. As suggested in the title of this anthology, trichotillomania is a disorder that causes a person to pull out their hair compulsively. In the last diagnostic manual… Read more »

Resource Review: Laura Barton’s “Project Dermatillomania: Written on Our Skin”

September 12, 2017 1:19 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In being the second title in the series, Project Dermatillomania: Written on Our Skin (PD2) provides a vivid look into the lives of many women who have Excoriation Disorder (aka “Dermatillomania”). The 116 pages of this collective includes poems, personal stories, and artwork that conveys the severity of this often misunderstood disorder while providing intimate… Read more »

The Fetishization of Dermatillomania

January 16, 2017 8:48 am Published by 2 Comments

With awareness of Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) beginning to gain traction across the world, it is important to discuss how disorders such as Dermatillomania affects a person’s quality of life. From social isolation to embarrassment of marks, most people who compulsively pick at their skin keep it a secret so that they won’t be judged… Read more »