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All You Need to Know About Dermatillomania

All You Need to Know About Dermatillomania

January 22, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

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).