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I'm so relieved to find this site and recognize that I am not alone with my skin picking. I often get spots-sometimes worse at certain times of the month. I have picked for as long as I can remember. On reflection, I think I do it as a way of gaining control. When I see a spot I get really frustrated and I feel a strong desire to take my frustration out on the spot!! I have thoughts that the spots somehow arrive deliberately and the only way I can make them better or for the spots to go away is to pick them. Shortly after doing so I regret it ,and it inevitably make it worse, but doesn't stop me doing it. It's such a catch-22. I wear make-up to cover my skin usually, and if I have had a bad pick, I may wear scarves around my neck or roll necks as a way of hiding them for example. I read that it is part of an OCD anxiety disorder. This seems to fit as it often feels compulsive. I really need to stop as I am getting many scars and am worried that my skin may be permanently damaged. Help!!!