OCD scalp picking, scared kid
Posted October 23rd, 2011 by Buffyfan
Hi everyone, I'm a 15 year old girl and I have OCD, no real compulsions, but morbid thoughts (obsessions) I have had my OCD for 1 year and 5 months. Scalp picking has been a problem for me for a while. I was able to stop for a few months, but in the past month or two it has started back up. I've been under a lot of stress lately, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it. I pick my scalp until it bleeds, scabs, then I pick at it again. I pick mainly at the top back of my head and at the front near my forehead, at least for right now. I'm ashamed by doing it but I can't seem to stop. My psychiatrist is trying to help but I just don't know what to do. Is there anyone here that has a similar problem? Or any suggestions? I'm kind of scared, I feel like I have no control. Thanks for your help and just reading this. For the longest time I thought no one else did this, that I was alone. I don't feel so alone anymore.