Excoriation Disorder Treatment in NYC

Excoriation Disorder Treatment in NYC

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An Insight into Excoriation Disorder and Its Treatment

Excoriation disorder, commonly referred to as a skin-picking disorder, is a mental health condition that manifests through the repetitive and compulsive act of picking at one’s skin. This harmful behavior can lead to tissue damage and cause significant distress to those affected. Individuals grappling with this disorder may engage in skin-picking rituals directed towards healthy skin, minor skin irregularities, or even wounds in various stages of healing, amplifying the potential for both physical and emotional consequences.

Excoriation disorder treatment primarily involves psychotherapy, specifically cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and in some cases, medication. This treatment is designed for anyone diagnosed with excoriation disorder. CBT helps individuals recognize triggers, learn alternative coping strategies, and build a healthier relationship with their skin. Medications such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may be used to manage any underlying issues like anxiety or depression.

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Related Complications of Excoriation Disorder

Excoriation disorder can lead to various mental, emotional, and psychological challenges. Individuals may struggle with feelings of shame, embarrassment, or guilt due to their skin-picking habits, which can contribute to social isolation and depression. Anxiety is also common, both as a trigger for skin picking and a result of it.

The exact cause of excoriation disorder isn’t known. However, it is believed to be an interplay of genetic, environmental, and neurological factors. It’s important to remember that it isn’t a habit or a personal failing but a serious mental health condition.

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Anticipated Outcomes of Excoriation Disorder Treatment Sessions

Treatment for excoriation disorder begins with a comprehensive assessment to understand the severity and impact of the disorder. Subsequently, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) sessions are initiated, wherein the therapist collaborates with patients to identify triggers that prompt skin-picking behaviors. By challenging irrational thoughts and beliefs associated with compulsion, CBT facilitates the acquisition of healthier coping mechanisms.

Throughout these therapy sessions, therapists may incorporate techniques such as Habit Reversal Training (HRT), which fosters a heightened awareness of skin picking and encourages the adoption of incompatible behaviors to replace the compulsive act. Moreover, therapists actively address issues of self-esteem and attend to any concurrent mental health concerns that may exacerbate the condition.

The ultimate goal of treatment is not just symptom reduction but empowering individuals to take control of their behavior, improve self-image, reduce associated distress, and enhance overall quality of life.

Testimonials

Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
Todd MorrisseyTodd Morrissey
14:47 18 Sep 23
Natalie was engaging, fair, friendly and reasonable. My further appointments with her have been similarly positive and hassle free. Hoping for years of continued positive experiences and treatment.
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03:24 13 Sep 23
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jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
jeremiahbabygirljeremiahbabygirl
00:53 13 Sep 23
Dr. Varma is an amazingly intelligent, probing, and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend both she and the practice.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
rayme torresrayme torres
00:10 09 Sep 23
Very professional. Very comfortable meeting.
Diamond AlcinaDiamond Alcina
13:21 06 Sep 23
I was recommended by a friend who said this place has helped her a lot. I was hesitant because of my experience with previous psychiatrists. But Janice is great. She really pays attention to my concerns, and I have been feeling such a sense of well being since having serviced with her. She is also extremely consistent. Sometimes our session lasts about 20 minutes or less because I hardly have any concerns regarding my medications. I appreciate her ability to really prescribe things that help long term. She also prescribed sleeping meds for my insomnia and I been sleeping earlier and better. I don’t wake up tired of weak. Thank you Janice 🙂
Monique LeMonique Le
13:25 02 Sep 23
Been a patient here since early this year so this review is long overdue! Staff here has always been courteous and attentive. Natalie really listens and addresses any questions I have. Additionally she’s quick, efficient and on time for our monthly appts so I feel everyone is considerate of my time. I’m very well taken care of and feel so lucky to have landed here.
Karen LewisKaren Lewis
01:36 22 Aug 23
Dr. V. Rudoy is a wonderful doctor. Very professional and attentive. I have been seeing him for psychiatric care for a number of years and highly recommend him and this office in general. I’ve seen other psychiatric professionals who work with Dr. Rudoy here on occasion and they are all very competent and warm-hearted.
Albert GindiAlbert Gindi
02:26 15 Dec 22
I have seen many many psychiatrists and Dr. Natalie Rimar is really as good as they come in this field. She is very well versed in the medical field and she gives you the time and attention every patient deserves as opposed to just going to any psychiatrist them giving just 5 minutes of their time and saying ok will RX you XYZ medication I sent it to your pharmacy goodbye. Dr. Rimar actually cares about her clients and takes her profession very seriously. Thank you Again!
Nerys ManceboNerys Mancebo
01:05 26 Nov 22
Been a patient for a few years now, and I’m very happy with the service provided by both the staff and nurses and the Doctor.I’m so glad to be able to be seen when I need it.Thank you so much for taking care of me with empathy and understanding.🙏😇💕
Barbara HaberBarbara Haber
00:33 21 Oct 22
I met with Mary Parker, a nurse practioner. She was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable. After asking questions about my history, she discussed different treatment possibilities. I was happy with the session and look forward to meeting with her again on a regular basis
CGPeb MCGPeb M
13:51 15 Oct 22
My first visit with Dr. Rudoy was better than expected. He was thorough and heard my concerns. I look forward to a positive doctor/patient relationship. I highly recommend the practice.
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Advantages of Opting for Good Health in Excoriation Disorder Treatment

Good Health is committed to providing expert, personalized care for those dealing with excoriation disorder. Our team of experienced therapists applies evidence-based techniques to help you manage and overcome your skin-picking habits.

With Good Health, you’ll receive a customized treatment plan that aligns with your unique needs and challenges. We focus on promoting recovery, resilience, and a healthier relationship with yourself.

Step into a future where your well-being is in your hands, where excoriation disorder doesn’t dominate your life. Begin your journey towards healing with Good Health, where we prioritize your mental health and happiness. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.

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