Picking after 50

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June 27, 2020

You're not alone. Almost 55 yr old female. I also suffer from self injury. I haven't cut myself in over a year. Have had lots of work in DBT. Some therapist don't understand why that therapy doesn't work with picking. I've repeatedly tried to explain it's not about burying mental pain and relief as much as it's about body dislike. I hate seeing dirty scabs on me. I hate the way the bumps feel. Since I'm not cutting they really don't pay attention to my picking. Comparatively I think they see my picking as harmless vs. my cutting. I don't hide my arms or legs in shame. I very comfortably wear shorts and tshirts out in public.

October 16, 2020

I’m 66 and have been plagued with hair pulling from beard, and skin picking at eczema patches in my beard. Disgusting but I can’t stop. I have bare spot I try to cover. I feel your pain.