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Skin Picking Disorder: Top Twelve Roadblocks to Recovery

The Trichotillomania Learning Center

Skin Picking Disorder: Top Twelve Roadblocks to Recovery
By Karen Pickett, MFT and Tom Corboy, MFT
OCD Center of Los Angeles

Here is an excerpt from “Skin Picking Disorder: Top Twelve Roadblocks to Recovery”, a special report from the OCD Center of Los Angeles.  To receive your free copy of the entire report, go to: http://www.ocdla.com/skin_picking_ebook_signup.html

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What would you call a condition that nobody talks about…except for the millions of people who have it, each of whom thinks that they’re the only person in the world who has it? If you were to do a brief online search, you might find this condition described as Dermatillomania, Compulsive Skin Picking, Chronic Skin Picking, Pathogenic Excoriation, Neurotic Excoriation, or just plain skin picking. And if you were to try to explain it to someone, you might describe it as “that thing I do that I try to hide from…

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