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Picking bumps and scabs on scalp and eating - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   I do'nt know who can help me. I think something is wrong with me. I have been picking my scalp for three years. Every night I run my fingers over my scalp to search for scabs or bumps. Then I pick at them until they bleed. The worst part is....I eat the scabs. I know its gross. Please don't thing I am weird. What is wrong with me
User :   I try to stop but i can't.
User :   and I am too afraid to tell my real doctor or my mom because I am ebarrassed
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   I do'nt know who can help me. I think something is wrong with me. I have been picking my scalp for three years. Every night I run my fingers over my scalp to search for scabs or bumps. Then I pick at them until they bleed. The worst part is....I eat the scabs. I know its gross. Please don't thing I am weird. What is wrong with me
User :   i try to stop
User :   but i can't
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
hello
Doctor :  
r u there
User :   hello?
User :   so is something wrong with me?
User :   I don't know how to stop.
Doctor :   this is a type of habit disorder
User :   like OCD?

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