I'm 17, and I know I have a big problem with picking and scratching at pimples (real and imagined) and scabs, but I want to know why! I just can't wrap my head around what would make me do these things to myself. I keep thinking it might be something my father did to me when I was 13, that made me really uncomfortable and scared; for some reason i can't get it out of my head. Like today my friends were talking about the Freudian Oedipus complex, and I FLIPPED OUT. I started crying while driving the car. I don't think what happened between me and my father was that bad, and it was partly my fault, but if it could cause me this much stress when with people, could it have something to do with my skin-picking? There must be some other factor, like how stressed I am about college and money and the rest of my family. I just don't know anything for sure at this point. Any advice or suggestions?