I discovered this site today, and had many years of nonstop picking answered. But I'm slightly shocked, or still trying to understand, the seriousness of it. I'm 23, and have always been a picker out of boredom. Since I graduated from college in May and have moved back home to a real job and being hours away from my bf and friends, the picking has taken a big toll. After I found this site, it made me realize how much I pick and where every day- my scalp and cuticles till they bleed, my face (which I spend about 20 mins a day doing) bottom of my feet ... I'll search my body for any dry skin or bump. And as embarrassing at this is, I'll resort to picking my nose if I've run out of other places. Years ago I had depression and self harmed, also had minor OCD, so I'm not surprised on that end. Just slightly frustrated because it's been two years since I've recovered from everything (still have little OCD things).
I can figure it out enough to recognize that it's stress, and a lot out of boredom, and flared up when I had to move back home. It's just hard for me to take seriously- I've seen it more as a bad, annoying habit. But I'm also thinking I just don't want to.
Anyone else deal with this?