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Question Skin picking (dermatillomania?) - July 24th 2013, 02:36 PM

Basically, all my life I have always picked at scabs and spots. I don't know why, I just do. I get nervous sometimes or don't want the bumps on my skins so I pick them off, which results in bleeding or scarring. I sometimes do it in a form of self-harm but that's not regular, usually just general picking when I'm bored, anxious or nervous. It's mainly on my arms and face as well, and I have constant bumps or scabs because of it.

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Re: Skin picking (dermatillomania?) - July 25th 2013, 02:41 AM

I do this too. It think its just a nervous distraction and it takes the edge off of my anxious thoughts or feelings. Kind of like biting my nails.
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Re: Skin picking (dermatillomania?) - July 25th 2013, 03:57 AM

I do this too. I've been doing it since I was 4 years old, and can relate a lot. I'm trying to stop now. You're not alone, stay strong
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Re: Skin picking (dermatillomania?) - July 26th 2013, 07:45 AM

I tend to do this when I get anxious and by seeing two other users post, you're definitely not alone! If you ever want to talk to us about anything, know that we're here for you Stay fighting, you can do this.

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