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Glossary for 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.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Mental health conditions: Medical conditions related to mental health, emotions, behavior, personality, psychology, psychiatry, and so on.
  • Red skin: The occurrence of red skin
  • Scaly skin: Toughness or scaliness of the skin


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