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Dermatillomania, Skin Picking, Onychophagia, Nail Biting, Skin Excoriation, BFRB
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on July 17, 2019 in Touchy Subject
Why don’t the same treatments for BFRBs yield the same results in all patients? The answer may lie deep inside our bodies.
By Jennifer Raikes on June 12, 2019 in Hands Up
Do you remember when you first started pulling your hair or picking your skin? If you started in early adolescence, during summer vacation, you are not alone.
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on March 12, 2019 in Touchy Subject
Can psychotherapy help patients with BFRBs? Yes, if the therapist takes the right approach.
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on November 13, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Body-focused repetitive behaviors often go undiagnosed for years. Here's what every doctor who treats children should know about spotting and treating these disorders.
By Jennifer Raikes on September 19, 2018 in Hands Up
For a young woman who pulled out her thick bi-racial hair due to trichotillomania, a visit to the salon was anything but relaxing.
By Devon Frye on August 16, 2018 in Brainstorm
A crowdfunded initiative aims to shed much-needed light on body-focused repetitive behaviors.
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on August 01, 2018 in Touchy Subject
Many people with BFRBs report that sometimes they are aware of their behavior, while at other times it seems automatic. Does it matter?
By Tara Peris Ph.D. on May 07, 2018 in Touchy Subject
How can you tell if a habitual behavior like biting your nails is a sign of a mental health disorder? If the behavior troubles you, it may be time to seek help.
By Matt Traube, MFT on October 19, 2016 in Healthy Mind, Healthy Skin
Does skin picking or hair pulling significantly limit your life?
By Tasneem Abrahams on August 10, 2016 in Mastering Hair Pulling
Sometimes just the acknowledgement that this is a very real struggle can be empowering, but now that you know you have something called Trichotillomania, what next? Is there help?
By Tasneem Abrahams on May 23, 2016 in Mastering Hair Pulling
Do you compulsively pull out your own hair? Feel like you are the only one who does this? You are not alone!
By Eugene Beresin M.D., M.A. on March 24, 2016 in Inside Out, Outside In
It's awful to have an obvious disability, particularly in secondary school. Kids who struggle with Tourette's have a most challenging time. Here is a courageous success story.
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