Excoriation (Skin-Picking) Disorder

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Hi! I have skin-picking disorder. My family has tried to get me to stop and I have tried to stop on my own. I pick until I bleed, and in the moment it feels good, but I end up getting blood on my clothes, and I even got an infection once. My mom bought me fidget toys (Pop-Its, fidget spinners, etc). I’m not trying to be ungrateful at all, but fidget toys just don’t work for me, and I’m not sure why. Nothing else feels as good for relieving my anxiety as picking (it feels awful afterward, of course). I’m just wondering if fidget toys don’t work for anyone else or if I’m the only one.
#Dermatillomania #ExcoriationSkinPickingDisorder #Anxiety #ObsessiveCompulsiveDisorder #MentalHealth

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Hi, my name is A. I'm here because

#Anxiety #OCD #Dermatillomania #ExcoriationSkinPickingDisorder

I am in veterinary school so a lot of my stress becomes apparent through my skin picking. I am looking for tips of things to do when listening to lectures that can distract me enough to not pick but allow me to pay attention to the lectures! If anyone has suggestions I am listening hah

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Hi, my name is ZayBrickey05. I'm here because I have a hard time with seeing that I’m pretty, and pick at a lot of imperfections on my skin. I also have ADHD

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Hi, my name is angelaruby. I’m new to The Mighty and look forward to sharing my story.

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