Living with Dermatillomania Video

Dermatillomania (also known as compulsive skin picking) and excoriation disorder is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pick at one's own skin, often to the extent that infection, scarring and other damage is caused. Dermatillomania is also considered a form of self-injury and can be a compulsion of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). Habit reversal therapy is one treatment for dermatillomania.

The interview with Katie Rios (see Dermatillomania: The Secret of Compulsive Skin Picking) is no longer available. Below you'll find dermatillomania videos from reputable sources on YouTube.

Watch Living with Dermatillomania Videos

What It's Like to Have Dermatillomania

She's Lost Control (Short Film)

About Katie Rios

Katie Rios on DermatillomaniaKatie is 21 years old and she started compulsive skin picking when she was 11. Katie is currently undergoing Habit Reversal Therapy with an OCD spectrum disorder specialist. She is also doing group therapy with individuals with both trichotillomania and dermatillomania. Katie writes a support blog, especifically for those with dermatillomania where her readers can submit questions, experiences, pictures, videos, etc., for the rest of the group to see and know that they are not alone.

Visit Katie's blog here:

next: Video on What It's Like Living with OCD
~ all HealthyPlace mental health tv show videos
~ HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show Homepage
~ all articles on anxiety-panic disorders

APA Reference
Gluck, S. (2010, December 29). Living with Dermatillomania Video, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 13 from

Last Updated: June 6, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

More Info