I Beat Dermatillomania

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16 People

    Life Curve Of Dematillomania And What Worked For Me

    I started picking maybe at 10. I've always had bad skin ever since I could remember. I had chicken pox in 3rd grade, severe eczema from 7th-11th grade and my skin regardless never healed right. Eczema left me with long scars which came from me literally digging into my skin. My...
    pearlblue21 pearlblue21
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2012

    Sick And Tired

    And here it begins. I recently admitted to myself and my family that I have this disorder that I am powerless to overcome on my own. I have been a sore and scab picker since I was probably 3 yrs old. I am now 52. Been at this thing (that I didn't even know had a name, and what...
    turnitover turnitover
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2011

    I Need Help!

    Hello. im 21 and have been suffering with dermotillomania for about 6 or 7 years now.  I pick EVERYWHERE.  My whole body is scarred and it looks like ive got a skin desease. I will sit for hours picking my arms, legs, face, back, chest...well you get the idea. I...
    sv24 sv24
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 27, 2009

    Dermotillamania: It Can Be Beaten

    Hi, I have been suffering from Dermatillomania for about seven years, It has got far worse science I began to control my anxiety condition and OCD with CBT and medication. I finished the CBT but was left with this extremely negative coping/punishment behaviour. My worst areas...
    Necr Necr
    May 11, 2012

    Dermatillomania Free

    I realize this is a small group and whenever I've googled how to beat dermatillomania in the past I never came across success stories which is disheartening; so I figured share what worked for me and maybe it'll help someone else. So, I've picked for at least 10 years with...
    Annonymous28 Annonymous28
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Dec 3, 2012
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