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My son started picking his skin mostly his hands,legs,bottom and back but also but rarely his face from the age of 2. i took him to the gp who said theres nothing they can do as its mostly habitual but he waits for the wound to heal then picks at his scars. At the age of 6 his school picked this up and instead of discussin with me they called in the police and social services which then stressed him out entirely as he tought he was getting me in trouble as apparently burning his body with cigarettes! he had a full very invasive medical where they discovered over 300 very faded small scars whic then they determined he done hisself! after one session with a child psychologist they closed the case as i was not a danger to him!! His new school have know picked up on this and are completley taken the right approach with it all and doing the best to help! i brough him up on my home whilst hois father comes in to his life when it suits him, social services advised me not to have my son see his dad unless he wanted too and he dosent!! he has not stopped picking but is more happy and settled but know this has come back up his picking is gradually getting worse again and i really dont know how to help him???