'Dermatillomania' a.k.a 'A Bad Habit'


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May 19, 2012

Good for you in taking control and doing things that you know would normally trigger the urge to pick, such as cutting your nails and posting signs. This is a hard illness to overcome but you are staying positive and working hard to have a great future! I feel your pain as it has crippled many aspects of my life too. I will say that zoloft has helped me out a lot since picking is part of the OCD spectrum and zoloft works well with OCD and similar disorders. Also I see a psychiatrist to help me sort out my thoughts and to get to the bottom of why I have been compulsive with this. I wish you the best of luck and please know your not alone!
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May 22, 2012

Cutting nails and posting signs helped a little bit, but what really helped me was wearing t shirts, not wearing make up, exercising, eating right, and getting sunlight. I took Zoloft since I was 14 and quit around the same time I quit weed. I didn't like the way it effected my personality. Anti-depressants and weed together probably drained the dopamine and serotonin in my brain. I'm glad that you think Zoloft is helping you though. But I personally don't think you need to rely on drugs to control it. Thank you for the reply, take it a day at a time.