Before picking the skin, the sufferer may feel anxious, stressed or sad, and experience an “urge” or “itch.” The sufferer picks at the skin to relieve these emotions and temporarily finds pleasure in the pain. However, after the episode, the sufferer usually feels depressed or hopeless. Not much research has been done on CSP, though therapy is believed to help sufferers, especially habit reversal therapy.
Compulsive Body Damage
Thursday, June 30, 2011