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Picking = Going Into a TRANCE
i am a compulsive picker of my face, arms, back and cuticles. sometimes i will even get out a pair of tweezers and pull out stubble hairs from where i shave my legs or armpits. one of the most troubling things about my behavior aside from the constant bleeding and scarring, is the TRANCE i go into while i'm picking. time passes and i will have picked something for almost an hour. i feel almost hypnotized - like i'm buried somewhere deep in my mind. evidently i am able to snap out it after i become aware of the time that has passed, but its disturbing to think about how much time i have WASTED mutilating my skin. does anyone else experience this sensation of being totally zoned out from the world while picking? your response and support is much appreciated.
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