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What is Compulsive face picking?

What is Compulsive face picking?

  • Compulsive face picking: A form of obsessive compulsive disorder where a person compulsively picks at the skin on their own face. 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 skin picking.

Compulsive face picking: Introduction

Types of Compulsive face picking:

Broader types of Compulsive face picking:

What causes Compulsive face picking?

Causes of Compulsive face picking: see causes of Compulsive face picking

What are the symptoms of Compulsive face picking?

Symptoms of Compulsive face picking: see symptoms of Compulsive face picking

Compulsive face picking: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Compulsive face picking.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Compulsive face picking.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Compulsive face picking: Psychiatrist, Dermatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Compulsive face picking.
Treatments for Compulsive face picking: see treatments for Compulsive face picking

Name of Compulsive face picking

Main name of condition: Compulsive face picking


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