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i'm 20 years old, i get good grades in college, i'm a biology major, i have a great group of friends, i love my family. but ever since i was little, i have been picking scabs all over my body. I've never really talked to anyone about this. I've seen two different therapists when i was younger for anxiety, but they really didn't help. i have scars all over, my arms are horrible, my back, my legs, feet, hips, butt and now even on my breasts. i hate myself for picking, but i just can't stop. i've tried before, i even stopped all together for about a year, but i always start again. i've found that playing the piano whenever i had an urge seemed to help, but not completely rid me of it. and i know it's ugly and the scarring is just horrible. stress seems to be a trigger for me and i'll find my self just scratching at my scabs. i've starting picking my scalp too, i have little bald spots where the sores used to be. i am embarrassed to go to the hair dresser anymore. i hate wearing shorts and swim suits in the summer, i do anyway. but i'm always self conscious and ashamed of my scars. i really want to stop. but the feeling i get when i pick, and the pain that i feel, it's just such a relief and urges me to keep going. i know this is a problem. this is the first time i've ever told other people about this. my family knows it's still happening but they never say anything to me about it. i honestly never thought anyone else had this problem. it's a good feeling to know that i'm not the only one. if anyone has any suggestions on how to help stop, please share.