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dermitilomania

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Coping mechanism: Dermatillomania is compulsive / repetitive picking of the skin which causes tissue damage. It is considered to be an impulse control disorder. A possi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Skin picking: Cognitive behavioral therapy & sometimes psychotropic meds - can be beneficial for compulsive skin picking. Acupuncture may also help.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humberto Quintana
44 years experience Psychiatry
Urge to pick skin: Dermatillomania is the medical diagnostic term used to describe skin picking disorders. Quite often the habitual picking begins with understandable ci ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: This is an impulse control disorder and can lead to mutilation from chronic skin picking. I recommend either a psychologic or a psychiatric evaluatio ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Get help-it's there: You are not alone but it is essential to find help. Here is a nice website for a start. In your area i'd expect you can find therapy with experience i ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatillomania: Dermatophagia is compulsive biting of skin. Dermatillomania is pathologic skin picking. Both can occur in OCD.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Difficult: Your dermatologist can co-manage this with a psychiatrist.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Combination: of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotropic medications can be beneficial.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatillomania: Dermatillomania is an impulse control disorder with compulsive skin picking. Dermatophagia is impulse control disorder with compulsive biting of skin ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy and meds for obsessive-compulsive disorder may help. See your physician.
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