Skin picking disorder:


other names: dermatillomania, chronic skin picking, neurotic excoriation, and acne excoriee. Damage from Compulsive skin picking is the common on the face, back, scalp, and extremities, usually caused by a mixture of rubbing, scratching, picking and tweezing. The Focus may be placed on ingrown hairs, scabs, insect bites, pimples, or cuticles and sufferers of the condition may enter a trance-like state, only to be confronted with the results afterward. The research into the cause of the condition has been limited, but it has been linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder. Few treatment options are currently available, but some individuals have found relief through cognitive-behavioral therapy. It has been seen in psychoses of many people the 'creation' of foreign objects to satisfy the need to pick or damage one's own skin. Many psychiatrists have studied this and found the only real cure is to immobilize the offending object hands, etc.
Different diagnosis:
Some disorders have similar symptoms:
1. Depression
2. Anxiety
3. Substance abuse
4. Body dysmorphic dsiorder
5. Obssessive compulsive disorder
Characteristic of skin picking:
The primary characteristic of Compulsive Skin Picking is the repetitive picking at one's own skin to the extent of causing bleeding or injure to the skin to lessen anxiety or urges. Skin-picking is often preceded by a strong itch or urge, which the person with Compulsive skin picking believes can only be relieved by picking. Then, of course, a feeling of sadness or hopelessness follows when the spoil caused by the picking is realized. Paradoxically a kind of compulsive perfectionism may convince the person with Compulsive skin picking at the time that picking is a necessary means to achieving a plain complexion. In this way a vicious circle arises that is hard to break. Thus Compulsive skin picking may be seen to have obsessive-compulsive aspects that are similar to, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Trichotillomania. In fact researches have shown that in the order of a quarter of those diagnosed with or also have Compulsive skin picking. Compulsive skin picking is thus sometimes described as an Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorder, along with, for example, expenditure disorders such as anorexia nervosa, and improvement disorders such as Tourette's syndrome.
Skin picking symptoms:
* Recurrent skin selection people pick unrelated parts of the body; most commonly the face but other areas embrace feet, hands, arms, scalp, and hands.
* A build up of apprehension, a sturdy itch or urge which can only be comforted by picking.

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