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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.

Symptoms of Compulsive scalp picking

Treatments for Compulsive scalp picking

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Causes of Compulsive scalp picking

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Compulsive scalp picking: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Compulsive scalp picking

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Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). Failure more »

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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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