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Understanding body-focused repetitive behavior disorders.
Tara Peris Ph.D.
Many people with BFRBs report that sometimes they are aware of their behavior, while at other times it seems automatic. Does it matter?
Imagine if during childhood you avoided swimming and wore long sleeves to ride a bike? For kids with BFRBs, summer means fear of uncovering what they'd prefer to hide.
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.
Body-focused repetitive behaviors are more common than you might think.
Tara Peris, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA Semel Institute.