Posts Tagged: discrimination

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 »

It’s All in a Name

December 17, 2012 1:21 pm Published by 3 Comments

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 »