Dermatillomania – also known as Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP) – is an anxiety disorder suffered by people who obsessively and compulsively pick their skin – including their nails and cuticles – to the point that physical harm is done.
Some clues that you might suffer from Dermatillomania are:
If these symptoms sound familiar, it may be helpful to look into other disorders, since many of these psychological disorders go hand-in-hand.
A relatively new treatment for Compulsive or Chronic Skin Picking may be the drug Lamotrigine. Recent studies have shown that it has unique effects on this disorder.
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