Excoriation disorder (also referred to as chronic skin-picking or dermatillomania) is a mental illness related to obsessive-compulsive disorder.  It is characterized by repeated picking at one’s own skin which results in skin lesions and causes significant disruption in one’s life. 

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While reading this brilliant and informative article, Destroying the Lack of Empathy” Myth in the Wake of Bleach Enemas & Autistic Abuse, I was reminded of the many times in my life that I wanted to “cure my Read more “I Wanted to “Cure My Autism,” Too– One Autistic Woman’s Story of Internalized Ableism”