aSK YOUR PSYCHIARIST IF YOU HAVE SCHIZOPHRENIA? iT IS AN ILLNESS THOUGH A PRETTY SEVERE ONE. however there are a number of treqtments for it, qnd if you don't know the diqgnosis it is diffiulc for you to accept your illness and to get the best tretment for it. So ASK as a lot of them won't tell you or commit themselves.
Hi dl. What about ice cubes.....ice will hurt if you apply it for just a little while but it will also melt before you manage to do too much damage (usually - I have damaged skin with applying it in the past) Is it pain that relieves or is it bleeding? Sorry, I don't mean to be prying but the alternatives are different depending on what you usually do. Also, give me a nod if I'm around and you want to post me privately - I can't help but I can listen.
I have used DBT to help me stop SH and it has helped enormusly. I now no longer SH. With much compassion.....maxitab.
Have you found out yet what gives you the urge to SH? I would suggest that you ask to see an occupational therapist. Perhaps if you had something to do with your hands, and to take your mind off the SH it would help. Ask your G.P. And please stop picking" it will only make the scars worse.