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Who gets skin picking disorder?

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Skin picking disorder (excoriation) affects both children and adults. It can begin at almost any age.

From: Skin Picking Disorder (Excoriation) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Trichotillomania Learning Center: "Skin Picking Disorder: Frequently Asked Questions" and "Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines."

International OCD Foundation: "Skin Picking Disorder Fact Sheet."

WebMD: "N - ACETYL CYSTEINE."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

SOURCES:

Trichotillomania Learning Center: "Skin Picking Disorder: Frequently Asked Questions" and "Expert Consensus Treatment Guidelines."

International OCD Foundation: "Skin Picking Disorder Fact Sheet."

WebMD: "N - ACETYL CYSTEINE."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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