A 53-year-old member asked:
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i'm starting to think i have dermatillomania (compulsive skin picking). what should i do?

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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
28 years experience Psychiatry
Seek help: Talk to your doctor about a getting a referral to a psychiatrist and a therapist experienced in treating ocd. Treatment for compulsive skin picking is going to be similar to treatment for ocd.
Answered on Jan 19, 2014

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