I think it is quite normal for people to “enjoy” picking — the difference is when you can’t stop it even when it becomes damaging. I think most people aren’t aware it is a “thing” and I didn’t learn about the connection to OCD (which I have) until last year. I have also had phobia (obsessive compulsive?) and eating disorder (obsessive compulsive?) AND I am so chemically sensitive that the SSRI’s they often recommend make me so much worse it’s dangerous. I am still seeking recovery. This was a difficult article for me to write, but important. I hope people can learn from this and know when to seek help. let me know what your determinations are (bad habit or compulsive disorder). There IS a genetic factor. Both my mother and grandmother did this but not NEARLY to the point I do.

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