Dermatographia Urticaria is a rare condition in which the skin reacts to minor pressure and injuries, where even light scratches become raised welts. The immune system of the affected individual shows signs of extreme hypersensitivity, which may also explain why individuas who suffer from the disorder rarely ever fall ill. The welts can last from 30 minutes to over an hour. The initial cause of the disorder is unknown, and there is no permanent cure in existence.
This is my fourth year with the disorder.
Antisocial Personality Disorder/Psycopathy
Pen and ink on Bristol
Bipolar Disorder by *CarolineRAER
For my IB Art theme, Abnormal Psychology and Mental Illness.
Done in colored pencils, pen, and digital.
So I really need help with my dermatillomania. Do any of you who have it currently or had it in the past know any good ways to help stop the urge to pick your skin? Do you know any techniques to help relieve the anxiety?
I’ve had it for years but it has progressively gotten worse to the point where I have scabs on my head and neck that are painful. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
I have this skin disorder :D
FUCK YEAH DERMATOGRAPHIA URTICARIA
Social anxiety isn’t cool.
OCD isn’t cool.
Bipolar disorder isn’t cool.
Depression isn’t cool.
Cutting isn’t cool.
Phobias aren’t cool.
Trauma isn’t cool.
Sleep disorders aren’t cool.
Eating disorders aren’t cool.
They’re real things, they’re scary, and pretending you have them is just fucking obnoxious and an insult.
Thank you thank you thank you.
My name is Caroline and I have a rare skin disorder called Dermatographic urticaria
Dermatograhic Urticaria (also known as Dermatographism, “skin writing”) is a disorder in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, or slapped. For me, these marks can last from a few minutes to a few hours. I first showed symptoms of the disorder a few years ago after I had a nasty allergic reaction. For the first few months, I hated it. I thought it was gross and embarrassing….then I figured out I could do cool shit like this:
I was able to overcome my self-consciousness and embrace my Dermatographism. Instead of trying to hide it, like I did for the first year of having it, I now enjoy letting friends draw pictures and write their signatures on my skin. I know there are probably many other people with Dermatographism out there who feel embarrassed by it. To them I say be proud of it! Show it off! It’s a fun disorder! I’ve met tons of people that have told me they wish they had it. So take advantage of it! It’s more of a blessing rather than a curse.
It’s still unsure what causes the disorder, and the chances of it ever going away are unlikely. And I’m okay with that.
More info about it here: http://www.squidoo.com/dermographism
I made this for my IB Art Class. We each pick our own theme from which we base our art off of for the entirety of the course. I decided to do Abnormal Psychology and Mental Illness. This painting depicts Cotard’s Syndrome, a rare neuropsychiatric disorder in which people have a delusional belief that they are dead, do not exist, or do not have internal organs.