Repost from @tlcbfrb using @RepostRegramApp - “[Compulsive skin picking] is likely to be a permanent companion in my life,” Atkin said. “I can’t imagine life without it. I’ve had it longer than I haven’t had it, so it’s something that is part of me. Sounds strange but I wouldn’t want to lose it. I’ve had to learn to accept it, and in fact I have found value in it through my art.” - @liz_atkin
Compulsive Skin Picking dominated my life for more than 20 years, but through a background in dance and theatre, I confronted the condition to harness creative repair and recovery.
#CompulsiveSkinPicking also known as #Dermatillomania or #Excoriation , is a complex physical and mental disorder. Individuals who struggle with this disorder touch, rub, scratch, pick at, or dig into their skin in an attempt to improve perceived imperfections, often resulting in tissue damage, discoloration, or scarring. Skin picking disorder is one of a group known as body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), self-grooming in which individuals pull, pick, scrape, or bite their own hair, skin, or nails, resulting in damage to the body.
Occasional picking at cuticles, acne, scabs, calluses or other skin irregularities is a very common human behavior; however, research indicates that 2% - 5% of the population picks their skin to the extent that it causes noticeable tissue damage and marked distress or impairment in daily functioning. 75% of people affected are female. The behavior typically begins in early adolescence, although skin picking disorder can begin at any age. Without treatment, skin picking disorder tends to be a chronic condition that may wax and wane over time.
Skin Picking Disorder (aka dermatillomania) via Mental Health on The Mighty #BFRBweek#NotAlone#dermatillomania
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