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Online Test For Skin Picking Disorder

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April 14, 2020

Please don't be depressed or upset about your skin picking habit. I too have suffered from dermatillomania most of my life and it's important to remember that our skin picking does not define us. Our brain is wired to pick when we get feelings of depression, anxiety, etc. I recently began reading "Skin Picking: The Freedom to Finally Stop" by Annette Pasternak, and I highly recommend it. I truly wish I had picked up this book much sooner, as I already feel a sense of hope that I can cope with this habit and eliminate it to the best of my ability. One of the thing the author mentions is the idea that positive thoughts foster positive outcomes. I totally get it, after we pick, we feel ashamed and embarrassed. But those negative emotions fuel our urge to continue picking. Another thing I found to be extremely helpful during this process is manipulating some type of toy when you have the urge to pick. I LOVE playing with Crayola's Globbles, and I keep them in the locations that I am most likely to have the urge to pick. I know how hard this disorder can be, but keep your chin up! We can be our own worst enemies at times. You can and will get through this!
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June 02, 2020

Hi, if you want we can exchange social media. I think we could both use some support ❤️
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June 12, 2020

Wow. I can’t believe how much I can relate to you. I am 20, but every other word you wrote is 100% me. Mine is so bad right now, and I finally started doing some research, not even realizing there was a term for it, and realized I am not the only one. I grew up thinking I was disgusting for doing it, and was always told to “just stop.” But it’s so much more than that and I realize that now. I pick at every single spot on my body, and I am miserable. I don’t wear swimsuits, or shorts. Summer is the worst for me. Winter is my favorite season because I have an excuse to cover every part of my body. I just scheduled a doctors appointment and I am hoping to discover some ways to help my urge to to pick. anyways this point in this response is, I’m sorry you’re feeling so down, but know you’re not alone. ❤️
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June 12, 2020

Thanks guys. And yes i would love to share social media.☺️