I constantly feel the urge to pick at my face/acne. I think this could be considered a skin-picking disorder or obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Do you have any advice on how to stop? It gets in the way of my daily activities and makes me feel bad about myself.

Updated 4 December 2023 under Ask Us.

Great question, and it’s important to know that you are not alone! It can be really hard to not pick your face, especially when there is a pimple or scab. […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Updated 10 August 2021 under Health Guides.

Everybody has worrisome thoughts once in a while, but constantly thinking about upsetting thoughts or urges to the point where they interfere with normal everyday activities is a problem. A […]

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Updated 25 October 2023 under Health Guides.

Trichotillomania sounds like a made-up word but is a very real condition that involves an uncontrollable urge to pull one’s hair out. People who have this disorder often feel embarrassed […]

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