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Dermatophagia: Skin Chewing & Biting

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Dermatophagia Symptoms, Causes, & Treatments Dermatophagia is a disorder where a person feels the urge to bite his or her own skin, usually the skin around the fingernails. It comes from two Greek words, “derma,” which means “skin,” and “phagein,” which means “to devour” or “to eat.” This impulse control disorder is commonly associated with …Continue reading

OCD Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment


Are you often experiencing stress and anxiety? If your answer is yes, you should know that chances are you suffer from OCD. What is it all about? What is OCD? Read below for some common OCD signs, symptoms, and treatment methods. OCD stands for obsessive compulsive disorder.  This is the physical condition that is typically …Continue reading

Dermatillomania Awareness Giveaway!


Hello everyone! I’m very excited to announce my new giveaway! In an effort to raise awareness to Dermatillomania, I am hosting a giveaway on my blog! Enter below for a chance to win these awesome prizes:   Here are the prizes: 1) $25 Paypal Cash 2) $100 Gift Certificate   Just follow the instructions …Continue reading

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Helpful Resources

Psychology Today – Life With Dermatillomania -  This is  great post from a woman who suffers from Dermatillomania and has some helpful insights into this condition. OCDLA – Compulsive Skin Picking Test – Take this test to find out if you do in fact have Dermatillomania if you’re not very sure. Forums – These …Continue reading

What Everybody Must Know About Dermatillomania

Dermatillomania is a disorder that involves recurring and impulsive picking of the skin which often results to impairments of the skin. This impulse control disorder is also known as pathologic skin picking, neurogenic excoriation, and compulsive skin picking. This is commonly associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), although some experts say that it is more related …Continue reading

How I Beat Dermatillomania – My Story

  I just wanted to thank everyone for coming to this site in search of treatment for your picking compulsions. You and I are alike because I used to suffer from skin picking and chewing on my fingers. I never really understood why I picked or chewed, I just did. When I was bored, nervous, …Continue reading

What is Dermatillomania?

Dermatillomania, also known as PSP (Pathologic Skin Picking), CSP (Compulsive Skin Picking), Neurotic Excoriation, and psychogenic excoriation is an impulsive disorder that causes people to obsessively pick at their skin to the point that it causes damage. It has been classified as a variant of an impulse control disorder. It is unclear how many people …Continue reading