A different view on skin picking

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January 22, 2019

Have you tried acupuncture? Maybe you might get the same relaxing feeling from that. I have a spot at the bottom of my big toe that I love to get massaged. With the right pressure it hurts but in a pleasant way, and makes me zone out. Most likely it's some sort of nerve point. The skin picking is a habit which is very addictive because it aids in dissociation. It also releases dopamine, which feels good... like a drug. I classify it as a behavioral problem because skin pickers are always looking for that high, therefore we act impulsively. Are you afraid of the "mental illness" stigma? Whatever the experts prefer to call it...I honestly don't care. It can be seen as a mental illness because most pickers want to stop but can't. That's when it becomes an illness since it interferes with one's life.

May 23, 2019

Unfortunately I agree with this, and because of it am considering having to quit using headphones all together... For me it is more of an itch from dermatitis, but the pleasure I derive from it is sometimes very great. Other times it's amazing how much I force myself to hurt myself, just because I can't stand the presence of the scab.