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imashamed , 12 Nov 2011

How to stop without professional Help

im a freshman in highschool, and i just found out about this disease. ive been picking my acne on my arms, shoulders and back for the past year now. Im not sure if i really do have dermatillionmania. like i want to stop picking casue im ashamded of it and am constanly trying to hide it. but i cant get professional help because of what my family might say and other things. im just not sure how i can stop on my own though?
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November 13, 2011
The longer you wait, the harder it will be to stop. Please get help now before you are 31 like I am and still picking. If you had told me when I was in high school that I would still be doing this at my age, I would have been appalled. Can you make an appointment with a school counselor? Do you have any mature, trusted friends? If the internet is your only resource, you can come on sites like this for help. Another good side is,, and What is more embarrassing...telling your parents you would like to see a counselor or going to the beach with your friends and they all see your scars?

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