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Body-focused repetitive behaviors

Discussion in 'Mental Health Disorders' started by BeeKat, Apr 14, 2012.

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  1. BeeKat

    BeeKat Member

    • Trichotillomania, compulsive hair pulling
    • Onychophagia, compulsive nail biting
    • Dermatillomania, compulsive skin picking

    I have trichotillomania and dermatillomania. I bite my nails at times, too. And I'd like to talk with people like me.
  2. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    Hi hun these behaviors are just habits that have formed out of anxiety or stress sadness i have one of them too but with anxiety mediication and therapy i do n't do it as much now hugs
  3. Damask

    Damask Well-Known Member

    I can't say that I do either of those things, but I do have a tendency to rub my hands together very quickly and just twitch my fingers and such. If that counts.

    It's kind of hard to explain I guess. But I hope you find someone who can help you. :)
  4. Tea_at_Four

    Tea_at_Four Staff Alumni

    I wrestle with dermatillomania. It's been with me for many, many years, and only recently did I find out that it 'counts' as a form of self injury. Here I was thinking it was just a minor unsavory habit... that gets worse in times of stress and has left permanent scarring.
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