Online Test

Find out the severity of your symptoms with this free online test

arggghmatey , 25 Aug 2011


Hi I guess I'm finally coming to terms with this! I've never before said "I have a problem". I've been picking since I was a little kid, maybe 5 or 6. I'm 23. I'm at the point where my arms, and face are covered in scars. Its getting impossible to hide. I can't stop it, I don't know how to stop it. I have a one year old daughter and I don't want her to learn this habit as well. Okay, I guess its not a habit, its an addiction. Part of me doesn't even want to stop! Where do I start?
2 Answers
August 29, 2011
Hi you have already taken the first step by just acknowledging there is a problem and joining this forum - so well done. Have you thought about some kind of CBT therapy ? have done this myself and it did help although i haven't managed to stop completely. Not sure if you are UK based but you can get this through the NHS system. Secondly, think about some kind of anti-depressant (SSRI) - these can be very helpful . Good luck!
August 30, 2011
It's good to hear you're coming to terms with the skin picking problem! I've also picked since I was a little kid, and it was in my early 20's that I first admitted I have a problem with this thing. My arms and face are also scarred, and like you, I can't hide it. I can't stop it either, and I highly doubt I can do it on my own. I know what it's like to get a sick sense of happiness from it, it's very disturbing. I really like the website I think it gives some really good insight into whats going on with us. Thanks for being here.

Start your journey with SkinPick

Take control of your life and find freedom from skin picking through professional therapy and evidence-based behavioral techniques.

Start Now