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fingerpicker025 , 21 Jul 2016

Struggling With Stopping

I'm at a very pivotal point in my life, ending one chapter of my life and moving onto the next. However, as far back as I can remember (around 15 years) in my youth, I've been a compulsive picker. At first, my parents didn't mind too much and I did it when I was bored, nervous, stressed, etc. They got divorced when I was still very young, which only exacerbated the problem. Fast forward eleven or so years, I'm still a very compulsive picker. I've expressed desire to my parents about seeing someone and even got a referral from a GP to try to get this worked out. After two months from the doctor's visit, I still haven't seen anyone about it after that, and the only steps is my parents saying to stop picking when they see me do it, which only causes me to pick more. I feel like at this point, I have to pick to stay sane and I don't know what to do anymore. Can anyone share their moment of wanting to quit and taking steps to get there?

5 Answers
July 22, 2016

I am no expert but the fact that you want to stop is the first step. Have you started the skinpick therapy program. I am only three weeks in but find it very helpful. It can be a long process to get to where you want but having someone to reach out to is key at least for me it is.

July 25, 2016

Please watch my YouTube video "How I Beat Dermatillomania" My name is Paula! I really hope it helps you!!!

August 10, 2016

Thanks for the replies, unfortunately, the SkinPick therapy isn't too viable an option right now, however, I did watch the video and it helped me realize a lot about how to get through this. Thank you so much for recommending it and for the overall positive vibes from it

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