Skin Picking Disorder Screening Quiz

Do I have Skin picking disorder?

This screening tool is designed as a guide to determine if you might have a problem with skin picking.

Yes No Do you pick on your face, arms, legs, or from other part of your body?
Yes No Do you sometimes use specific implements (tweezers, pins, needles, etc.) to pick your skin?
Yes No Do you sometimes eat the skin that you pick?
Yes No Do you often pick your skin when you are anxious and/or depressed?
Yes No Do you often pick your skin when you are bored?
Yes No Do you often pick you skin when you are engaged in other activities (i.e., watching TV, talking on the phone, using the computer, at a movie theater, during class, while driving)?
Yes No Are you often not aware that you are picking your skin, and only realize it after some time has passed?
Yes No Do you have noticeable scabs, sores, or scarring where I pick your skin?
Yes No Do you use hats, make-up, and/or clothing to camouflage your skin?
Yes No Do you sometimes avoid going out because you are embarrassed or ashamed about your skin?
Yes No Do you often often pick in the morning before work/school?
Yes No Do you often pick at night before bed?
Yes No Prior to, or during a skin picking episode, do you often feel a sense of tension, itching, tingling, or pressure?
Yes No Do you often feel powerless to resist the urge to pick your skin?
Yes No Do you get a sense of relief, gratification, and/or pleasure when you pick your skin?
Yes No Do you also pull your hair to the point of having noticeable bald spots?
Yes No Do you also do other self-damaging behaviors (i.e., cutting, burning, head banging)?
Yes No Are you significantly distressed, anxious, and/or depressed about your skin picking?
Yes No Is your skin picking interfering with your relationships and/or with your academic or professional functioning?

If your answered Yes to any of the questions above AND it is causing distress or interference in your life, you may have Skin picking disorder. However, a licensed psychologist can make a more accurate diagnosis. Consider getting in touch with us for a complete and thorough evaluation.

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