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Display Name: Graham MacKenzie
University of Stirling
Additional information about yourselfI have a personal rather than a professional interest in eczema, dermatillomania and other body-focussed repetitive behaviours. I work as an academic psychologist and so I often research this personal topic during my lunch hour. I have had eczema since birth, I am told, and over the past few highly stressful years I have had several bad flare ups that have stopped me functioning well at work and at home. I am a habitual scratcher, and even now that I haven't had a flare up for over six months thanks to a new regime of applying 50:50 ointment several times a day, I find myself scratching and picking at my skin whenever my mind wanders.
Tell us how you like this siteThis site has lots of useful information and the tone of the articles is nice and friendly. It helps to normalize and explain a behaviour that comes with lots of self-criticism for failing to master your willpower.
I would be happy to participatre in any research projects on this topic. Feel free to look me up at Stirling.