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I'm an adult University student... I find that the closer I get to the end of the term the less I can manage to get done due to other compulsive behaviours that are meant to help me avoid picking. I spend too much time checking and rechecking favourite forums online, eating, watching tv, trying to get the guts to start my school work. When I do look at my assignments or try to do the readings, my heart races and I feel hopeless. Then I feel the urge to pick so I return to the tv or internet. I'm getting very little-nothing done and I feel like a loser. I'd like to be able to say, "At least I'm not picking".. but in truth I am... Just not nearly what my mind wants me to right now.. WHICH is probably hugely contributing to the anxiety and fact that I have no way to properly regulate myself when the stress is high. UHG. Anyone else?