What is dermatillomania?

Dermatillomania, also called compulsive skin picking, is a body-focused repetitive behavior that results in the destruction of one's own skin.

How do members experience dermatillomania?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with dermatillomania*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for dermatillomania*

Who has dermatillomania on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 27
30s 83
40s 28
50s 24
60s 6
70+ 1

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 16
Female 151