I have developed anxiety over the past few years. This has resulted in my subsequent development of compulsive-skin picking disorder, or dermatillomania. When it comes to the school year, my scratching becomes prevalent. Whether it is sitting a classroom, actually managing some homework, concentrating on a lesson, distracting myself from HW, or just plain walking down the halls...My tendency to scratch becomes regular. While it's not every day, at least every few weeks, I'll have a bad scratching session. I generally have only harmed my arms, hands, and lower back. These places will often scab over, and then a scar will be left in its place. Although people ask me about this, and since most people are totally in the dark about derma, I am not so ashamed of the scars. I don't mind telling people that I pick my skin as a compulsion I find similar to nail-biting; possibly more disgusting, though. My issues lately have not been school related, but interpersonal related. A lot has happened to me since I last wrote on this forum. And I had derma those years when I first found SuicideForum...but I never scarred this much. Over the years, I seem to be slowly getting stranger and feeling crazier. I don't know, though, on the outside I look very stable.