I am suffering with what ive read upto be Dermatillomania

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Q: I am suffering with what ive read upto be Dermatillomania and constantly pick and tear at my skin without thinking about it, its gotten so bad it hurts to walk and move around as it is targeted usually on my chest upto my neck line and on my face, usually prolonged on the same areas and the wounds usually stay for a very long time causing me to go at them again and again, they never seem to go away. ive addressed this with my GP who just gave me antibiotics and said its normal but no way is it, it puts me into bad states of hating my body image and causes me distress and severe anxiety. any ideas or techniques on how to fight this, once start it feels impossible to stop even though i continue telling myself too.

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