Well I'm starting this topic because I am living with a Psychological condition known as Dermatillomania. I have lived with this issue for many years but always in secrecy. If you're wondering what Dermatillomania is here's the description taken directly from Wikipedia:
Dermatillomania (also known as neurotic excoriation, pathologic skin picking (PSP), compulsive skin picking (CSP) or psychogenic excoriation) is an impulse control disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pick at one's own skin, often to the extent that damage is caused. Research has suggested that the urge to pick is similar to an obsessive compulsive disorder but others have argued that for some the condition is more akin to substance abuse disorder. The two main strategies for treating this condition are pharmacological and behavioral intervention.
Now that you know what it is I'm living with I'll get straight to the point. My parent's don't know about this disorder of mine, I've managed to keep it a secret from them for many years but I'm tired of running from the problem. In short I have no idea how the hell I'm supposed to tell them I'm obsessively picking at my skin.
What I am looking for is advice on how to explain this issue to my parents without them thinking I'm nuts.
My apologies if this is the wrong place for this topic.