Body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) are unintentionally harmful compulsive behaviors that can damage a person’s body.  Some examples of BFRBs include hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (excoriation) and nail biting (onychophagia). While each person has different reasons and sensitivities that drive their behaviors, professional mental health treatment, increases the likelihood of successful recovery.

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