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I have been picking the skin on my fingers for as long as I can remember. I always knew it was a bad habit and my mom constantly will tell me to stop if she sees me doing it. So will my close friends. I only recently learned that I wasn’t the only one, and after gathering I formation about Dermatillomania, I really think that I have it. I breiefly mentioned that dermatillomania was a thing to my mom, but I don’t know that she made the connection. Even when someone tells me to stop I’ll go and do it when they aren’t looking. Sometimes it’s subconscious and I don’t realize that I’m doing it until I look down and see blood. I’m about to start high school next year so I can’t really take any initiative by myself. I’m super shy and nervous when it comes to telling my mom important things because she usually doesn’t believe me. I was the littlest girl who cried wolf when I was little, so she still thinks that I make things up. I know that she knows that I pick, but I don’t know if she will believe me that it is dermatillomania. And even if she does, is there any point? What would she even do about it? So I’m stuck. I don’t reallly know if I should do something or just stay quiet. Help?