Excoriation disorder falls within the category of disorders known as body-focused repetitive behaviors. People with excoriation disorder feel a compulsion to pick at their skin, usually resulting in damage to the body.
Drug and alcohol abuse may seem appealing to people with this condition, but substance abuse can make diagnosis and treatment more challenging. If you or a loved one have excoriation disorder, you are not alone, and effective treatment options are available.
Assessing Your Risk of Excoriation
Are you wondering whether you have excoriation disorder? This short, confidential self-assessment can help you evaluate your symptoms to see whether they match those of excoriation disorder. Please know, though, that a quiz is not an official diagnosis as only a medical professional can diagnose you with excoriation disorder. Once you complete a quiz, you can discuss the results with a doctor or therapist for more answers.