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Hi. I'm honestly so glad I found this web page. I'm a freshman in college & have been suffering with dermatillomania since I was around 13. I was hoping that my problem would stop once I left for college, but unfortunately it hasn't gotten any better. Let me tell you...it's awful. Makeup has been my BFF for some years now. I'm sooo ashamed of myself. I don't know what it is but I absolutely cannot stand having clogged pores on my face. I will pick at just about any bump and squeeze perfectly fine parts of my skin to try & get something/ anything out. I don't know if it's normal but the pain it inflicts & the thought that my skin no longer has trapped dirt feels so good and rewarding. I've come to conclude that I feel like I pick for a multitude of reasons: striving for perfection, a sense of control, outlet for stress relief, & out of boredom. Although I've figured this out, I can't stop myself!! This may sound so weird but I seriously wish that I had my own needle/shot to use as a syringe to suck the gunk out of my pores/skin...does anyone else feel this way? What's wrong with me?! I want to stop but can't seem to & I've been feeling really hopeless lately. My parents are really mad at me for picking but they don't understand how hard it is for me to stop. I literally feel addicted. Please, Any advice?