Also called: compulsive skin picking (see Dermatillomania)
First recommended step: see a Dermatologist, a doctor who specializes in skin problems to eliminate physical problems. When appropriate, the dermatologist may be able to refer you to local licensed mental health counselors with experience in cognitive behavioral therapy. See medical discussion of possible serious effects and effective treatment of pathological skin-picking.
Skin Picking Recovery--share support, tips for quitting, progress journals, social dialogue, and information about Obsessive Skin Pickers Anonymous (OSPA) 12 Steps to Recovery.
On-Line Discussion: I am an obsessive picker...SOMEone Help Me!
OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Try the questionnaire: Are You a Compulsive Overeater?
Also: See Eating Disorder Support Groups.