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I am new on here, and honestly, like the rest of you, I felt like I was alone. I knew that there had to be others. I just never looked that far into it. I have been picking ever since I can remember. I have picked the skin off of my feet( eat it too) bitten my nails down to the core, and caused myself to bleed way too many times. I thought I was just weird or crazy for having this habit, and I thought that it would go away as I grew older. I am 18 now, and I still haven’t been able to completely eradicate the problem. I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome when I was 13, and generalized anxiety Disorder at nine ( been on meds since then) I also have depression that can last for weeks at a time. Anxiety is under control, but I have been stressing out over a family situation, which gives me bouts of depression and fuel for picking. But, I am not here to list all of my problems, other people have it worse and I just want to tell my story and find a way to stop picking and maybe help others understand why they pick too. Thanks for reading this very long post (hope it wasn’t to
Long and drawn out lol)!
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