Skin Picking Disorder
Skin-picking disorder, aka excoriation disorder or Dermatillomania is related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. It consists of repetitively picking at one’s skin. We all occasionally pick at our skin, but it can be challenging to stop for people with a skin-picking disorder. Doctors characterize this behavior as increased distress or impairment caused by an inability to stop picking their skin. Skin picking is a chronic condition with occasional flares, but dermatologic treatments, therapy, and medications can help. If you feel this disorder describes you, please visit a medical health professional as soon as possible.