Find out the severity of your symptoms with this free online test
So I am a 22 year old female and I found this site while searching about scab picking. I have an ongoing scab right now that I have picked for about a month. My boyfriend keeps trying to get me to stop but I just can't help it. He then told me to go online and see if this compulsion is real, and here I am. I have done this for as long as I can remember. As sick as it sounds, I do like the taste of blood and scabs. I don't do it just for the taste, I do it mainly for what I call "correct healing." I will pick just sections of the scab that is darker or thicker/thinner than the rest. I feel that if everything isn't even that the scar will look worse. I have been diagnosed with OCD and I am taking anti-anxiety medication. Is this dermatillomania or something else. I don't create the scabs, just pick ones that happen with various scrapes and scratches. I didn't think that this was a real thing and that I was weird for doing it. I find comfort in the fact that I am not alone. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!