How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Tamara Your Own Question
Tamara, Counselor & Psychotherapist
Category: Mental Health
Satisfied Customers: 1073
Experience:  20+ yrs Private Practice; Cert. Master Therapist; National Board Certified; APA Board Certified
Type Your Mental Health Question Here...
Tamara is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

I pick aat my skin,face,pimps or black heads,I pick until they

Customer Question

I pick aat my skin,face,pimps or black heads,I pick until they bleed. I have taalked to my dr about it, he just increst my zanax, is there some around line thing going on that I have become so thinking about it and waiting until my husband leaves so I can pick, pick pick,oh and I'm on blood thinners too.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Tamara replied 7 years ago.
Hi. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm pleased to try to help you today.

I'm sorry to hear that you are having this trouble. Compulsive picking is an OCD related behavior, and really needs to be treated by a psychiatrist who can prescribe you the appropriate medication to help reduce your desire and need to pick. Although it can be related to anxiety, it is usually not best treated with antianxiety medication. Antidepressants have been found to be more effective. So talk with a psychiatrist and get some treatment for your OCD. There really is no need to suffer with this any longer.

Best wishes, and please let me know if I can answer any further questions. Tamara