Hi, I just found this site a few days ago and I wanted to make an introduction as I'll be looking about the forum a lot.
My name is Katie and I'm 16. I am not sure if I have CSP or Dermatillomania, so far we still consider it a bad habit.
I have been picking for a long time now; since I was 10 and I'm almost 17 now. I chew on my lips a lot, chew on my cuticles, pick at my scabs and I also pick at acne. I have a lot of scars and it's really damaged my self esteem a lot. But I want to stop and let myself heal.
There are times when my picking seems like it won't stop and other times where I'm able to heal at least a little bit, but I wouldn't know what causes my picking as I'd have to dig deep into my mind to find out.
I think my worst time of picking was when I had acne, any time there was a pimple or even a developing pimple, I'd make sure it was picked. I saw my acne as imperfections that needed to be gotten rid of. Same with scabs.
My chewing of cuticles and lips has always been when I am not even thinking, and I make them bleed quite a lot.
Please welcome me ^^ I hope to make friends here.. if you want you can have my MSN