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Compulsive scalp picking

Compulsive scalp picking: Introduction

Compulsive scalp picking: A form of obsessive compulsive disorder where a person compulsively picks at the skin on their own scalp. Sufferers can feel the pain they inflict on themselves but the feelings of gratification and stress relief prevent them from stopping. The severity and extent of damage to the skin is variable. Stress and anxiety can trigger the compulsive scalp picking. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Compulsive scalp picking is available below.

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  1. Compulsive scalp picking: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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