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CDub , 01 Aug 2009

Family that picks

My mom and I had a bunch of talks this week about skin picking. We both pick at our scabs and skin as a way to deal with stress. Learning about what we each struggle with has helped in our quest for understanding. My arms mostly look horrible because I pick at the scabs over and over again for months. Now that it is summer they look terrible. My mom and I are beginning a journey for a cure and some relief!
4 Answers
August 09, 2009
Wow, I can really relate to this. Picking is also genetic in my family. My mom and brother are big time pickers, and my grandfather was a picker. Just like with addiction, I believe there is a huuuuge genetic component with picking.
August 09, 2009
By the way, and I know I've been posting this all over the site, but if you and your mom are looking to begin your recovery journeys, please call into the weekly skin pickers anoymous group. YOU ARE NOT ALONE! SKIN PICKERS ANONYMOUS PHONE MEETING - Sundays at 7PM EST. Call in #: 1-270-696-2525 / Access Code: 12128
August 20, 2009
im a skin picker, and i learned it from my mom. my sister picks at her arms. i pick the worst of any of them cause i have ocd. mom and sis seem to be better able to control it. i do no think its genetic. i think its a learned coping mechanism. we learn from out parents so it seems genetic, when its really learned. nature vs nurture.
September 22, 2009

In reply to by ihatecsp

When I was little I remember watching my mom do it and now I do it as well. When I think about it now, I actually do it in the same place and manner that i saw her do it.

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