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I am 22 years old and I have been picking, plucking, scratching and fussing for as long as I can remember. This has been my secretest, darkest shame that I didn't even know was an issue. I honestly thought that I was the only person who had developed such a strange and unfortunate lifestyle. Randomly coming across this forum caused me to literally tear up. So many bloodstains and unexplainable scars. I cannot imagine life without picking. I do it all of the time when I am alone and whenever I think no one is looking. I have come to terms (and by that, I only mean coping) with my depression, anxiety, bulimia, anorexia, self mutilation... but this seems like a whole new can of worms (despite the fact that it is the oldest habit that I have...minus the thumb sucking... but that is well out of my system-thanks to parenting). I am so scared and so terribly disgusted with myself.