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I've realized that I've always picked at my body. When I was younger, I would pick at any scab I got. As I grew into a teen, I would spend at least 30 minutes in front of my bathroom mirror picking at my face or back. I used to joke around with myself and call it my "nightly pick". In class I would pick at my arms. My arms got so scarred up that even my friends started to notice and would ask what was wrong with my shoulders or arms. I would just lie to them and say that they were bug bites or scratches from my dogs. I became so self conscious of my back and shoulders because they were so scarred that I stopped wearing anything that revealed them. It's only until recently that I realized that this was a serious problem and other people were experiencing the same thing. Now I want to get help, but I have no idea how to tell my family. I'm so embarrassed about it. Any advice??