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The main feature of Excoriation Disorder, also known as Skin-Picking Disorder, is the recurrent picking of one’s own skin. Individuals can pick from any place on the body, however the face, arms, and hands are some of the most common areas. The picking is often times done with the fingernails; however, tweezers or other objects may be used as well. Rubbing, squeezing, or biting may also be present as well.

Excoriation Disorder is characterized by recurrent skin picking, resulting in skin lesions, and repeated attempts to stop or decrease. The skin picking causes significant distress or impairment in daily functioning and is not attributable to another mental health disorder or effects of a substance.

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Youtube – Kati Morton – STOP Dermatillomania, Excoriation & Skin Picking! And What is it?