I'm a 54yr.-old woman & my horrible face & body-picking is the result of several mood disorders AND my tendency to over-medicate & totally mis-manage prescribed amphetamines. I just spent !2 HOURS in front of my super-magnifing mirror (I usually do it from late evening until the next day w/showers in between. I will now have to "hide" for the next 4 days at least. I recently started going to a tanning salon which somewhat lessens the horrific sores & scabs & seems to help them heals faster. All so i can go back out in public, buzz about like the carefree single woman I portray myself as, only to come home, deliberately react to one of my many KNOWN triggers, & repeat the whole disgusting, hateful but uncontrollable ritual all over again. I have so much going for me & yet I can not seem to stop disfiguring myself OR get off the drug (without it I would eat & sleep my life away). Right now it's a beautiful summer day & I'm in a "blackout" in my apt. in my self-imposed exile from the world. Just wanted to share this depressing bit of truth. Anyone else out there hating themself as much as I do??