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I have had anxiety and depression most of my adolescence and adulthood. Diagnosed with Bi-polar at age 14. I'm one of "those" people who thinks that mental disorders are BS, maybe it's just me hiding my little secret. I was laid off about 3 years ago and that's when the picking started. It's mainly my scalp, pick then wait for the scab, it's kinda satisfying when I'm able to "successfully" take off the whole scab. I don't eat the scabs. I do it when I'm stressed, bored, anxious, tired, sometimes I feel like I have to pick so I can fall asleep.In fact I'm picking right now as I'm trying to concentrate. I've stopped for 3-6 months once, it felt great to not be picking and I could finally have a hair cut, my hair even felt healthier when I wasn't picking. It's embarrassing and humiliating and I don't even let my husband, who used to love to run his fingers through my hair in fear that he'll know I'm picking again. Just recently I started picking my skin over my body, mainly my legs and face. I've been all over the internet looking at different sites trying to find a solution. How do I stop? Are there any cures?....What is the treatment?....I keep hearing it's all "mental"....ya well I don't believe in that right? I got some work ahead of me. Thanks for any input.