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i was just randomly searching on the internet like i do sometimes to find ways of reducing scabs and acne on my face when i ran into this website. wow. i didn't know that skin picking was an actual disorder that a lot of other people had. i've been picking at my face ever since i came to college about 2 years ago. i'm married now, and my husband has scabs and acne on his back, and i find it almost impossible not to pick at those too when i'm rubbing his back or something. i've been doing good the last few days because i've been wearing gloves whenever i read or watch tv or anything that doesn't keep my hands busy. but i do pick a lot in class, which i try to do discreetly but is still embarassing, especially if i start bleeding a lot. if my scabs would just go away over night, i feel that i wouldn't have a problem b/c i don't pick at my skin when there is nothing there, only when there are scabs there. but i do realize that my anxiety would probably come out in other ways if i didn't pick, so i should get to the root of the problem. i've been seeing a therapist about my anxiety and depression, so i hope that helps me. anyways, just thought i'd write up my experiences with picking and join the throng of those determined to rid themselves of whatever it is that makes us pick!