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Disgusting Nervous Tick Thing? - September 27th 2011, 04:47 AM

I itch my head obsessively. IT's super disgusting and gives me icky dandruff, but I don't know how to stop. I don't even know why I do it. I noticed its mostly when I'm stressed, but it's totally gross.

How do I stop?
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Re: Disgusting Nervous Tick Thing? - September 27th 2011, 05:36 AM

That's what I do! I use head and shoulders for dry scalp. It makes me want to scratch less. I also do it when I'm stressed. Using the dandruff shampoo discourages me from scratching.
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Re: Disgusting Nervous Tick Thing? - September 27th 2011, 06:59 PM

I would suggest substituting this nervous behaviour for another one, e.g. doodling on paper or something.

Your body clearly needs a way to deal with the nerves, so trying to stop the tick altogether will be difficult. But finding something else (which doesn't damage your body) should be easier.

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Re: Disgusting Nervous Tick Thing? - October 5th 2011, 05:52 AM

Thanks! This makes me feel so much better about it. I thought I was the only one .

I think I will.

I've been looking into it, and I think that I'm literally "Pulling my hair out" only its scratching, but its similar enough to have so psychological similarity.

I'll try doodling!

I used dandruff shampoo, but for some reason that made me scratch more. Albeit this test may have been done near finals, so it lacked a controlled test group LOL!
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