I Have Dermatillomania, And Need A Hug

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    I have Dermatillomania.

    I always find myself drawn to my mirror after the shower when I have clean skin. Sometimes I think about papering it up so I can't see my skin but.. It's massive. It's a huge double sliding mirror cupboard. Probably over a decade I've had some form of this, I'm surprised my...
    frenchcherry frenchcherry
    26-30, F
    Feb 5, 2015

    It'S Not Working

    I finally told my parents about how I can't stop picking at my arms and I needed help. She just laughed at me and said I'm too dramatic sometimes, but if I have a problem I should just meditate ( it's just sitting down and thinking of nothing, My family has no real religion my...
    kenken058 kenken058
    16-17, F
    Oct 1, 2013

    8 Years

    Hello. I have had dermatillomania for about 8 years. Last year it had gotten so intense I knew there was something wrong . Standing in front of a mirror, running my fingers over my face, examining every pore until I found something I could rid myself of. And then the aftermath...
    Icanican1231 Icanican1231
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2012

    I Have Dermatillomania, And It's Tearing Me Apart

    I need help! No one understands me; they all look at me weird. I pick and bite around my fingers, thumbs, and cuticles until it bleeds uncontrollably, and whenever there is a little bit of skin hanging, I immediately pick it, pulling a lot of skin with it! I've had it since grade...
    alexisroxx alexisroxx
    13-15, F
    2 Responses May 22, 2010
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