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I have decided to tell my therapist IN DETAIL about my skin picking. I have told her but not in a manner that helps her truly understand. I have been seeing her for about 2 years and she is helping me with many things. I think she will be willing to look into this to help me. I plan to give her this site. I may just bring my lap top with me. I have read how some of you have had professionals respond. It makes me sad. When I lived in another state and had different insurance, I tried to visit a derm. He was connected to a larger hospital (his office actually in the hospital). It was my plan to prevent future staph. I explained to him what I did in some detail (I was feeling bold, I guess). He left the room and said he would be right back. He returned with four other coats with clip boards (interns) and proceeded to ask questions. I realize he was likely using me as an example to try to teach others, but I felt like a lab rat. He finally said that all he could offer me is accutane but I was trying to have a second baby (not good for baby-and I won't take it anyway with my mental health history). At the same time, I was in a study with a large university for OCD and Paxil. It did nothing for me. It may have stopped my picking some, but I felt like it stopped me-period. The study supplied me with free meds for six months but nothing else. I had to pay for any additional treatment and I could not afford it. The study also was not specific to skin picking. My Psych knows what I do but I pay for med management only and can't afford anything beyond that with him. When I first told him about it all he said was "It's not actually OCD, it has it's own name." I plan to tell him about this site, too. They need to know.