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I'm 16 years old, and I've been picking the skin off of my fingers since I was in elementary school. It's more than a bad habit to me now, It's something i do without even knowing. I do it in class the most often, and sometimes I completely zone out and I can't focus on anything no matter what it is except picking my skin. My fingers are disgusting and I'm ashamed of them. A couple weeks ago my boyfriend kept asking to look at my thumb, which was raw-looking and gross. I was so ashamed. I'm sure my friends see my doing it but they never point it out. My parents usually yell at me when they notice it. I do think it's somehow related to emotions/depression and all that stuff. I just don't know how to make it stop. This is my first time on here so i don't know who will read this or respond but i'm really hoping somebody has some advice or can relate. Thank you.