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Compulsive finger picking

Compulsive finger picking: Introduction

Compulsive finger picking: A form of obsessive compulsive disorder where a person compulsively picks at the skin on their fingers, especially around the nails. 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 finger picking. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Compulsive finger picking is available below.

Symptoms of Compulsive finger picking

  • Scarred skin on fingers
  • Red skin on fingers
  • Hangnails
  • Skin damage
  • Bleeding fingers
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Compulsive finger picking

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Causes of Compulsive finger picking

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Compulsive finger picking: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Compulsive finger picking

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More information about Compulsive finger picking

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

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