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Body-focused Repetitive Behaviors

What are Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)?

Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs) are compulsive pseudo-grooming behaviors that result in physical damage.

The most common BFRBs are:

  • Hair Pulling (Trichotillomania)
  • Skin Picking (Excoriation)
  • Nail Biting (Onychophasia)
  • They can also include compulsive cheek biting, lip picking, nose picking, and others.

Individuals suffering from BFRB’s can feel isolated and confused promoting feelings of shame, anxiety, and depression. If you resonate with these symptoms, I encourage you to consider therapy for BFRB’s.

To learn more about BFRB’s click here.