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Learn about a wide range of mental illnesses and how to deal with them.
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Realize you have a problem
Realize you have a problem. If you cannot control your skin picking habit and you have developed open sores that bleed or have resulted in scarring, you need help.
Talk to your doctor
Talk to your family doctor about your problem. They may prescribe an antidepressant to curb your obsessive picking or refer you to a specialist.
Identify key triggers
Identify the triggers that provoke picking. Your levels of stress and anxiety are usually contributors.
Talk to a psychologist
Talk to a psychologist who specializes in skin disorders. They will help you identify the psychological root of your problem and help you learn how to deal with the stress and anxiety in a healthier way.
Continue with therapy and keep taking your medications as long as they are prescribed by your doctor. With the proper help, you can learn to live without picking.