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It's really comforting to know that you're not the only one that suffers from this. I'm 20 years old, and have been picking since at least 3rd grade. That's the earliest I can remember. I started out by picking at my scalp. I remember my mom buying me all kind of shampoos thinking it was just me scratching from an itchy scalp. As I got older and started getting blemishes I would pick at those as well. Mine tends to be worse when I'm under stress, worried, or even bored. Sometimes I start picking when I'm watching TV or reading I guess just to keep my hands busy. I've never seen a doctor for my condition, nor have I ever told anyone besides my mom. But she can only see what's visible, which is the damage I've done to my face and a little on my arms. Recently it seems to be worse to where I pick at my back as well, really just anywhere I can find a bump. I recently started a new job and my manager asked me today if I was okay and pointed at my arm, I lied and told her they were mosquito bites and that I just couldn't stop scratching them. I'm not a liar or someone who tries to cover things up! This is not me! I know I need help, I just don't know where to begin. Or how to verbally tell someone about my condition that I'm completely ashamed of. I don't know where to begin. Should I go to a normal doctor? Or some type of specialist? How do I tell them that I think I have this disorder? Thanks for any advice given, it's definitely appreciated!