What is Dermatillomania?

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What is Dermatillomania?

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Sometimes referred to as compulsive skin picking, dermatillomania is marked by the overwhelming compulsion to pick at one’s own skin. Along with trichotillomania, or compulsive hair pulling, and onychophagia, or nail-biting, dermatillomania falls into a category of impulse control disorders known as body focused repetitive behaviors. Frequently, the urge to pick is so strong that sufferers may cause extensive damage to their skin.

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