I Need Help

Hi readers, I am 17 years old and have had Dermatillomania for 4 years.

I found out a few days ago that my skin "picking" is really dermatillomania and I found out because my twin sister looked it up, but I always thought I was a one off freak. I have no one to stop me from "picking". My family tell me not to but that has never stopped me. My arms are my biggest target and I feel so ashamed of them when they are bloody.

I believe my picking started from stress, anxiety and a girl I hated telling me my skin was dirty and showing me how to pop pimples. I do not know how to stop. It is comforting to know other people have dermatillomania. Does anyone know any ways stop?

TiredOfMyProblem TiredOfMyProblem
18-21, F
Jan 13, 2013