Dermatillomania can either be classified under OCD spectrum disorders or Impluse Control disorders. It is defined as the uncontrollable compulsion to pick at your skin. Scalp, face, arms, legs, chest, lips, anywhere really. It is an issue that is coming to light in recent years, as many of us are just figuring out that this disorder exists.. that its not just a bad habit we can't seem to kick. Dermatillomania is linked to OCD, trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling), depression, social anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder, among many other things.

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this is my arm.

clearest photos i could get so imagine it being a lot redder and uglier. just wanted to share. these scabs have been around for about 4 years, never been healed yet. 

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