I'm not really sure what I would call this behavior or why I do it, im trying to understand it myself in case it helps.. I have recently had a compulsion to [mod edit - graphic]. Its almost like the pain feels nice,kind of like scratching an itch... Sometimes its just a little bit other times I can remove 3 toenails before I realise what I am doing... Is this normal for really stressed / depressed people? When people ask me " do you self harm?" do I say yes? Sorry if I seem naive but this is new to me.