Dermatillomania is a compulsive, often detrimental habit that is characterized by the repeated urge to pick at one’s own skin — often to the extent of tissue damage and scarring. In terms of prevalence, an estimated 1.4 to 5.4 percent of the general population is afflicted with this condition, with women accounting for the majority (at 86 percent). While the onset of dermatillomania varies, the condition typically peaks in adolescents between the ages of 11-13 years old.

Learn more about this condition in the following infographic from SkinPick.

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All You Need to Know About Dermatillomania


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