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i want to know what is the difference between dermatillomania and dermatophagia?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Dermatillomania: Dermatillomania is an impulse control disorder with compulsive skin picking. Dermatophagia is impulse control disorder with compulsive biting of skin.
Answered on Aug 4, 2013

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