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gosh am i glad to know that im not the only one around that does this...so i just found this site tonight and its such a relief, not like it makes it right to do what i do, but it makes me feel better. i have never told anyone about this, its my first time talkin about it and actually i never even realized i had a problem until tonight when i came across this site.. ok so im 21yrs old and looking back now that im aware that i have this gross habit, i think i have been doin it since i was like 13 or 14. i pick at everything, my scalp, dandruff, pimples, scabs, skin, boogers, and then most of the time i eat whatever its is that i was picking at. its disgusting, i dont realize im doin it at the moment im doin it and i dont know why i do it, but i do it all the time mostly at night like right before i fall asleep when im just laying down in bed i pick at my entire head, i pick at it so much, sometimes to the point where it bleeds and then a scab forms which i then pick at again and again until my scalp is so sensitive and sore. i also pick at my pimples, im even grossed out right now as im typing this, and i really cant believe that i do this, but i pick at them and then most of the time i eat whatever comes out its so nasty i cant believe i do this. ive read that people who are stressed, depressed, or that have had traumatic childhoods tend to do this but i have gone thru none of those things i grew up in a normal household my parents are still together and i was never abused or anything of that sort so i dont understand why im doin this, i hate it, it makes me feel like the nastiest person in the world and thats why i have never ever told anyone because i am scared that they will not want to be around me anymore or think that i am a nasty freak. i always do it in private but since most of the time i dont realize that im doin it im scared that im goin to start doin it in public one day and then everyone will know. i dont know what to do, i dont know what this is called or if i will ever stop. i dont ever want my boyfriend of 4 years to find out, we are engaged and will soon be married and then we will be living together and i dont think i will be able to hide it from him then, oh my gosh im so worried...I NEED HELP! i dont want to pick and eat these things anymore but how can i stop doin somethin if i dont know im doin it when im doin it.