The compulsion to pick, pull, scratch, rub or otherwise irritate the skin resulting in lesions or sores. This condition must not be caused by drug or alcohol use or be better explained by another diagnosis. Picking with the deliberate attempt to harm yourself is better described as self harm when there is no compulsive component.

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Compulsive Skin Picking(CSP)
Excoriation Disorder
Skinning Disorder
Neurotic Excoriation
Acne Excoriee
Pathologic Skin Picking (PSP)
Psychogenic Excoriation

There are no types of this disease.


Integumentary system
Integumentary system


  • compulsive need to pick at the skin
  • bleeding
  • sores
  • lesions
  • infections
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • guilt
  • stress
  • suicidal thoughts/ideations
  • pain/tenderness
  • scars
  • asocial behavior


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Habit Reversal Training
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • N- Acetylcysteine
  • SSRI's
  • Other antidepressants and antipsychotics
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    Stories of Dermatillomania

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    Hello fellow derm friends, My name is Erin. I am 25 years old and currently living in Rhode Island (the smallest state in the US!). I've been a picker for as long as I've had acne, which started around 7th or 8th grade, so about 12 years now. I...
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    Hey it's me Doreen! I am very successful in what I am doing but I have never expected that. So let's Start in 1990 when I started skin picking on my fingers (and I am still doing this ...whilst I am 30 years now). So I don't know the starting point e...
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    I have been doing this for at least 35 years.   It is difficult and hurts self esteem.  I believe mine is based from  emotional and sexual abuse that left me searching for relief as a child and somehow this is what I came up with.  I was always "...
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    Hi everyone!!! My name is Rosy and i have dermatollomania since 2002, i have 28 years old, and i just dont want fell alone in this.

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    Statistics of Dermatillomania

    19 people with Dermatillomania have taken the SF36 survey. Mean of Dermatillomania is 1778 points (49 %). Total score ranges from 0 to 3,600 being 0 the worst and 3,600 the best. Take the SF36 Survey

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