Trichotillomania, is diagnosed when a person compulsively and repetitively pulls out their own hair, causing observable hair loss and/or bald patches. A feeling of tension usually precedes the pulling, especially when one is trying to resist the urge, followed by a feeling of pleasure, relief or gratification present while in the act of pulling.
Dermatillomania, also known as Skin Picking Disorder, is diagnosed when a person picks their skin repetitively to the point of causing temporary or permanent damage. This damage may include bleeding, bruising, and scabbing, and can lead to infections and/or significant scarring.
Social Phobia, which is more commonly called Social Anxiety is characterized by intense fear of social situations in which the person feels he or she may be judged negatively or may embarrass his or herself. Often the fear is manifests as symptoms that may be observed by others. Read More