I am 15, I have been picking my scalp since 7th grade , so I was 12. I know I am in the lesser number of years picking, but I have about 2 or 3 really bad spots on my head that I pick untill I bleed.
I have a feeling it's an anxiety thing for me, I am outrageously shy, and I think that could add to my anxiety.
When I touch my scalp, it really hurts, but I always go to pick it! If I have picked away all the scabs, I have this almost sticky liquid like substance that comes out of the scab, and then it starts to bleed.
I have told my mom that my head had hurt and that mabye we should go to the doctor, but she just said I think you are ok, so I am stuck in a rut, I would go to the doctor if I could, but I don't think my mom realizes whats going on. What should I do? Do yu have any advice for me and others with this scary habit?
OCD and anxiety can really be hard to deal with without help in my opinion. I have had to deal with both, but for me seeing a doctor and talking it through helped me tremendously. Does your mother know how much you pick your scalp? Have you sat down with her and talked to her how much of an obsession it has become and that you really want to stop? I know it can be really hard to convince a parent that something like this sometimes.
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