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Offline Holden

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Anxiety related skin picking
« on: February 13, 2019, 12:58:09 pm »
Does anyone pick their skin/acne out of anxiety? As can be expected from being on T, I have acne on my face, but also a lot on my back. My face is kind of OK at the moment, but my back goes haywire when I'm stressed or anxious, mostly because I agitate it by picking at it.

Does anyone have anything they do for this? I'll take any advice.

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Re: Anxiety related skin picking
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 04:59:27 pm »
I'm not sure if this is exactly what you're describing, but I'm afflicted with the condition in this link:

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/excoriation-disorder-skin-picking-or-dermatillomania

I need to seek treatment for it.  I've always been a compulsive pimple popper and I have literally spent days digging deep to get ingrown hairs out. :(
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