BFRB Podcast – Episode 1

Welcome to the BFRB Podcast with your host Jose Alvear, LMSW. In this episode, I talk about body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) such as skin picking and hair pulling (trichotillomania). I also discuss how these disorders impact their social, physical and mental health. Finally, I open up about my own struggles with skin picking disorder and how I started the blog Diary of a Skin Picker and how I came to be the host of this show.

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What it’s like to live with compulsive skin picking disorder

For those of you who don’t know what compulsive skin picking – which is also known as Dermatillomania – is, it’s where a person repetitively picks at their skin to the extent where visible damaged is caused.

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