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Cool scabs - October 3rd 2009, 11:56 PM

I think I'm addicted to picking my scabs on my upper arms. Ive looked it up on Google and I've learned that there is a disease called dermatillomania, which describes my condition. I'm just wondering if anyone else suffers from this and has any ways that distracts them from picking.

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Re: scabs - October 5th 2009, 04:39 PM

When I was younger and I would pick me scabs, my mom would put band-aids on them. That way I would have to take the band-aid off.

I think it is just one of those things where you decide you have to stop. If you do it because you are nervous, then maybe you can do something else. Maybe try singing a happy song in your head. When I get nervous, I sing How to Save a Life in my head. It calms me.
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Re: scabs - October 5th 2009, 08:24 PM

i always pick my scas if i'm nervous and just general deadness- so i deffinaly think its addictive
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