Reasons for doing it?

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December 31, 2009

I completely agree. It even happens to me at school, I'll be getting ready to start a test and I won't be able to stop picking enough even to bring my hand to my pencil. I'll do it when avoiding homework, or when I know that later that day I'll have to do something that I don't want to do, etc. I've done it since around 3rd grade, and I'm now in 9th. I originally picked at my ears, then my legs, and now, and for the longest, my scalp, and it's getting worse. But I agree with you, I think that dread is one of the reasons that I do it, although there are many more. I also do it when I'm angry, the sort of enjoyable pain of it and then the release and relief when the scab has been peeled off takes a lot of anger and frustration out of me.