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I am 18 years old and have been picking at the skin on my face, arms, and breasts for the past five years now. At first it was really mild, and I would only do it every once and awhile, but especially in this past year, it's gotten a lot worse. I pick all the time, and I can't stop myself in public. A week or so ago I stumbled across the term Dermatillomania and I thought to myself, "That's what I have!" And it has been really comforting to know I'm not the only one that does this. Now that I know what it is, and that it is a real condition, I know that I really need to stop. I've been trying so, so hard now. But I can only go about one or two days before I start again. My arms are so scarred and I'm embarrassed to wear a swimsuit. I've been wearing gloves when I'm at home, but sometimes I get so agitated by some little mark on my skin that I pull them off and pick anyway. Any ideas would be so helpful! I'm so embarrassed by this.