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Introduction – Breaking the Breakout Cycle
This chapter introduces the disease as a real phenomenon that is on the medical record books and yet not talked about much due to the taboo of self injurious skin picking and especially hen it has to do with pimples and breakouts. The Nicole Brown Simpson transcripts are brought up as the first public mention of pimple picking as a bad habit shared by other women. Prior to just a few years ago, there was very little mention of this habit, now there are a few growing websites and discussion groups solely dedicated to habitual picking.
What’s Going On Down There?
This chapter includes a very thorough dissection of the skin in medical terms that they lay person can understand. It is presented to give insight on how delicate and intricate the skin is when a picker goes to work on it. The chapter goes on to present how and why breakouts occur on a physiological level along with the hazards and after effects of picking.
Page which discusses relates similarities to diseases such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Trichotillomania, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder