I'm an artist struggling with dermatillomania, AMA!
First off, a bit about me. My name's Derin, I go by Glamraneth online and I'm an artist. I've been drawing ever since I could hold a pencil, but I decided to make a turn my passion into my profession when I was 13. Some say it's a little too young to be thinking about careers at that age but hey, that's me.
Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about dermatillomania. What it is, and how it affects me.
Of course, dermatillomania isn't the only thing that makes me "me" but I wanted to shine some light on it since it's not talked about that often.
Dermatillomania, also known as excoriation disorder, or compulsive skin picking, is a psychological condition that manifests in the form of repetitive touching, scratching, picking, and digging at one’s own skin. I'm destroying myself basically.
Dermatillomania affected me in a lot of different ways, positive and negative. I was ashamed of it, got angry when people gave me strange looks or asked me whether I had a contagious disease or not.
Now, this would be the part that I tell you that I, after 5+ years of battling with dermatillomania, have now completely accepted it and love myself 100%. But if I told you that, I would be lying to you. I am slowly accepting it and reaching out for help, which requires me to look at dermatillomania in a different light, and that change of perspective turned dermatillomania into a huge source of inspiration for me.
Other than dermatillomania emotions and experiences inspire me a lot as well, whether they're my own or of others.
Thank you all for reading and don't hesitate to ask me anything! Have a good one.
Links to all my social media and to my commission information can be found on https://linktr.ee/glamraneth
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