Comments on: All You Need to Know About Dermatillomania http://infographicjournal.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-dermatillomania/ Just Infographics Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:42:10 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.6 By: kirrahttp://infographicjournal.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-dermatillomania/#comment-5745 Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:42:50 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=23088#comment-5745 Like Angela said, it can occur anywhere. I get mine mostly on my hands (including cuticles) and sometimes arms. And imo it shouldn’t be considered a form of self harm. One can scratch themselves as a form of self harm but that is different to Dermatillomania

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By: Jocyhttp://infographicjournal.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-dermatillomania/#comment-5696 Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:57:13 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=23088#comment-5696 I agree with the above commenter (Angela). I have it on my feet. I don’t understand why the diagram does not label any part of the body that the hands can reach.

I also believe saying it is a form of self-injury is incorrect. Maybe it is in some cases, but that is definitely not always the motivation. Often there is no motivation and it is simply an impulse. I think this infographic is mostly good, but far too generalised in some ways. Thankyou for making it though.

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By: Angela Hartlinhttp://infographicjournal.com/all-you-need-to-know-about-dermatillomania/#comment-5578 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 19:33:54 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=23088#comment-5578 A lot of people, myself included, suffer from Dermatillomania on the legs. I have heard of a lot of people also having it on their feet. Really, anywhere our hands can reach people can develop this disorder.

I believe this is also incorrect in saying it’s a form of self-injury. Although the result is damage to the skin, the intent is not to cause injury to oneself- it’s oftentimes part of a compulsive need to “fix” a real or perceived imperfection.

It is now in the DSM-5 under the name “Excoriation Disorder” instead of its former name (which most of us still refer to), Dermatillomania.

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