It wasn’t until the end of my first semester of my first year in university that I first heard the term Psychogenic Excoriation. In December of 2004, it was my Dermatologist who broke the news that the marks on my skin were the result of a psychological influence rather than a physical one. As someone… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Diagnosis
I blatantly refuse to identify with the diagnosis of Trichotillomania. Why? It has nothing to do with the stigma or shame millions of other sufferers go through on a daily basis.
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 »
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 »