Body-focused Repetitive Behavior

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) is an umbrella name for impulse control behaviors involving compulsively damaging one's physical appearance or causing physical injury.

The main BFRB disorders are:

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

BFRB disorders can also include Dermatophagia (compulsive skin biting), biting the insides of the cheeks, lip picking, blemish squeezing, and Rhinotillexomania (compulsive nose picking). BFRB disorders are not generally considered obsessive-compulsive disorders.

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