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Well hello all! I'm glad to be here. I was not aware that my ankle scratching was part of the OCD-sprectrum, I know I had OCD and other crazy anxiety disorders. anywho...I started picking at stuff when I had chicken pocks back when I was 9. I got to ankle scratching when I was 12, it started with my left ankle then was on the other ankle (on the inside) then to the outside of my right ankle where it's been ever since. I have noticed it gets worse with stress, that's why echezma is also called stress itch. Like a lot of you I also pick my face and my nose. I guess I can blame some of this all on low seritone levels and some on my miserable childhood of being raised by schizophrenic single mom in a bad city in bad public schools with no reason or chance for a future. I guess all the chronic stress of growing up got me good! Anyhow, I guess it's better to know now then to never know. I'm holding down a job, I'm in school and I'm in a sucessful relationship. So things aren't so bad I guess. I've got a lot going for me. I was wondering if anyone else picked elsewhere on their body besides their face? Does anyone else have echezma like me? Just curious...scratch ankle refers to a Cops episode I saw one time of 2 guys getting pulled over outside Atlanta, and their it was Scratch Ankle Rd...I'd like to go their one day for the heck of it.