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Psychogenic Excoriation (picking at my scalp)

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  • Posted By: StevieB02780
  • November 3, 2011
  • 08:40 AM

Eversince I was in the hospital from a severe bactremia infection, almost taking my life in teh process. I started to pull at my saclp and dig at the skin and these pieces of scalp skin would be so intresting to me and I was bored. I do recall when I was in jr high school and I was growind I would have severe danruff flakes that you would see the holes where the hair was. After picking or getting the piece od dandruff I would put it under a microscope to see it closer I dont know why but I realy didnt think I started picking because of my stress levels. I would try to pull of one "layer" of skin off and try to make that a big piece. I now have alopeita areta in the spot. I still pick at it when I am bored to see how much of the skin I can take off with out it breaking into smaller pieces. I don't know what to so since it is not a real psycogenic excoration since a. I enjoy it and do it when I am bored. b. realy don't think bout when I am streesed out or pick at my stressfull times. Help me stop Stevie

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