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 »
Posts Tagged: chronic pain
“Why are you challenging me, Angela?” When the lead therapist abruptly cut me off in anxiety group with ten other clients during the fourth week of anxiety class, it felt like I had gone from a safe learning environment to being put in the hot seat. Immediately, I felt my body flush with a stark… Read more »
I was only twelve years old when my cousin first introduced me to a game boy emulator with the first generation of Pokemon games downloaded on it. I had never played a game as captivating as Pokemon Blue and by the end of the visit at my aunt’s house, I was told that four hours… Read more »
I knew something wasn’t right with my body during my pre- pubescent years, but I was told by practitioners that with a bit of physiotherapy my muscles would balance out and my body would be without pain in no time. Boy, were they wrong. By the time I got my first cashier job at 17,… Read more »
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.
With being home from the TLC conference for 3 days, I am still experiencing a rush of life that cannot be achieved elsewhere. For sufferers like us, we NEED the social support of peers who understand our exact struggles without even speaking a word. If there is anything a sufferer of Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania needs… Read more »
I have grown a bit concerned about a certain mentality among many skin pickers, one that I used to have myself in the form of reasoning how severely affected someone’s life is with Dermatillomania based on how many marks are present on the skin.
Perhaps my pleas have finally been heard. I have contacted the Dr. Phil show on numerous occasions: through YouTube over 5 years ago, through the show’s website, and even in a recent blog post asking for them to bring awareness to Dermatillomania. While my direct requests have never been answered, I would like to think… Read more »