Website of the DAYZE: http://www.stop-compulsive-picking.com/
I took this quiz off an OCD website that's stationed out of LA I think??:I've taken it before. A few months ago ... I think I answered yes to more things this time.::
1 I pick skin on my face : Yes
5 I pick skin elsewhere on my body : Yes
8 I often pick my skin when I am anxious and/or depressed : Yes
9 I often pick my skin when I am bored : Yes
10 I often pick my skin when I am engaged in other activities (i e , watching TV, talking on the phone, using the computer, at a movie theatre, during class, while driving) : Yes
11 I am often not aware that I am picking my skin, and only realize it after some time has passed : Yes
12 I have noticeable scabs, sores, or scarring where I pick my skin : Yes
15 I often pick in the morning before work/school : Yes
16 I often pick at night before bed : Yes
17 Prior to, or during a skin picking episode, I often feel a sense of tension, itching, tingling, or pressure?: Yes
18 I often feel powerless to resist the urge to pick my skin : Yes
19 I get a sense of relief, gratification, and/or pleasure when I pick my skin : Yes
22 I am significantly distressed, anxious, and/or depressed about my skin picking : Yes
24 I spend this many hours a day picking at my skin : 3
25 The following are the areas of my body which I most frequently pick: Fingers, toes, heels, lips
Country: United States
So in case you can't tell...I spend a fairly good amount of my time looking for stuff on Dermatillomania. What stinks, though, is that not much is known about it. I want people to know this exists. I know there are thousands of other diseases and disorders people are studying and need to study ..... But I need you to know. I want you to talk to your families about this. Please, anyone who comes here .. Please.
I think this is what I want to do for my gold award (girl scouts). Raise awareness. Do you think they would like that idea?
I really want to. I can't wait to share this with my school.
4 years ago