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  1. Oh, and there are plenty of other treatments available. While it may not cure either disorder, it can help lessen the severity of the symptoms: - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (specifically Habit-Reversal Therapy and Exposure Therapy) - Anti-depressants - "fiddle toys" - Hypnosis General wellness tips can also help diffuse symptoms such as a proper sleep schedule, dietary changes, exercise/ yoga.
  2. Not really... it has improved because of the supplement NAC I'm taking for it (it's a trial drug for hair pulling and skin picking) and being able to deal with a lot of my own issues surrounding the disorder and life itself has improved the severity of it. I only have one tiny mirror in my house, so little changes to avert my urges have been put in place but I haven't yet been able to get rid of it. Not really... it has improved because of the supplement NAC I'm taking for it (it's a trial dru
  3. Not really... it has improved because of the supplement NAC I'm taking for it (it's a trial drug for hair pulling and skin picking) and being able to deal with a lot of my own issues surrounding the disorder and life itself has improved the severity of it. I only have one tiny mirror in my house, so little changes to avert my urges have been put in place but I haven't yet been able to get rid of it.
  4. I had the same experiences. My first time with Accutane my skin healed relatively quick. I've been on general antibiotics for a few years but came off of them because they weren't healing my skin (or were, but I was countering it with picking at my skin) and because I didn't want to continue to build a resistance toward them for a day when I'd really need them. Dermatologists should be trained to recognize the symptoms of Dermatillomania emotionally and especially physically when there are visib
  5. I suffer from a condition called Dermatillomania, which is the urge to pick at one's own skin to the extent that damaged is caused and the ability to stop picking is compromised. I had acne at a young age, as it was diagnosed, but it either turned into Dermatillomania or maybe I always had a little bit of both. Many of you on this site probably have the same issues I do and acne sufferers are prone to Dermatillomania. Many times, we are diagnosed with acne by a dermatologist but they do not r
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