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Hey everybody! I'm 17 years old and a girl. I haven't been diagnosed with Dermatillomania because I'm too embarrassed to show anybody what I do. I've been picking since I was very little, I also tried to commit suicide when I was younger (I was very depressed). I'm better now, never went to counseling or therapy or anything. I used to bite my nails constantly too but when I got braces, I stopped. Yet, I still pick. - It started with these 2 spots on my leg which I attacked for years and my parents always wondered why they never healed up. Finally, my ex-bf convinced me to keep them covered (which was easy because nobody would see the bandages) and now they are healed up. - I have this one spot on my scalp which I pick at sometimes but the real problem is the inside of my thumbs. It's mainly my right thumb, which I pick at so much that sometimes it bleeds. Sometimes, my thumbs become swollen. I don't even realize I'm doing it until it starts to hurt then I stop myself and start again, without noticing. I've tried to keep bandaids on them but after a few weeks, people wonder what the hell is wrong with you... and the excuse that my cat scratched me or I cut myself cooking doesn't work that long... - Does anybody do anything like this? With their thumbs? Any way I can stop this ugly habit? Any advice? Thanks!