Is picking technically self harm?

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June 18, 2021

There are some similarities but overall I think picking is more like an addiction. It technically classified as branch of OCD. Self harm is usually use to help minimize the mental pain the victim is feeling by creating physical pain and releasing certain endorphins. I find that my picking gets worse when my anxiety and depression is heighten but I also do it when I am bored or when I see a blemish on my skin and want to get rid of the imperfection. Sometimes I even pick in my sleep.