I've been picking at my skin for 3 years or so now. I was really curious as to why I was doing this, and with some research, came across the term "dermatillomania"... I was kind of glad it has a name.
But Im still conflicted to whether i need help or not. Or if i have this disorder.
I don't feel that I have severe symptoms of distress, as no one really comments too harshly on my scars. Though i do feel uncomfortable if someone asks me about it (and presses on) or seems to be staring at my scabs. (I try to hide them by moving away from the person or covering them with my hands if I'm in school). I am always consciously picking, wanting the rough scabs to go away. I don't avoid showing my scars unless i know the event I'm going to will have people made uncomfortable by it. I can't really hide my scars in school since theyre mostly around my legs. This issue I have does take up some time in my life(maybe less than an hour each day), and the scabs have been "spreading" from my legs to my arms these few months. I have taken the online test many times just to confirm my doubts and I revolve around the mild to low moderate scale. Should I get help? Do I actually have csp?