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I had no idea until tonight that skin picking was a defined disorder and that there is help!! I REALLY want to stop. It's self destructive and embarrassing. I pick my cuticles the most but also my scalp and the bottom of my feet. I already take an SSRI for depression (it works) and was thinking about hypnosis. Has anyone tried it? I would like to learn more about the cognitive approach and the substitution approach. I'm also compulsive about food; I'm sure these things all go hand in hand. I figure that the food thing is so hard that I would start with the picking issue - one thing at a time. I'm cutting down on caffein as well and am hoping that lessens anxiety. Glad you all are out there!