The Connection Between Nail Biting and Hair Pulling Nail biting, also known as onychophagy or onychophagia is an another compulsive habit I deal with on a daily basis in addition to hair pulling. It’s very common for people with trichotillomania to bite their nails, many of us struggle with mulitple impulse disorders. Both grooming habits […]
BFRB's - Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors
BFRB's (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors) are common in a small percentage of the population. BFRB's include hair pulling, skin picking, nose picking, thumbsucking and nail-biting. I personally struggle with ALL of them.
I’m Going To The 2018 BFRB Conference In San Francisco! I’m A Bit Anxious, Here’s Why!
BFRB Conference 2018 – I’m Going! Are You? This April I’m headed out to San Franscico, California for the 25th Annual BFRB Conference. This is actually the first year I’ve ever been to this conference so I have no idea what to expect at all. I’m going to be speaking and doing a presentation with […]
Nose Picking and Booger Eating – Let’s Talk About the Not-Talkable!
Is Chronic Booger Picking and Eating a Thing? You bet it is. Nose picking is another BFRB like Trichotillomania or Dermatillomania., If you pick your boogers excessively, it’s called rhinotillexomania and if you go as far as eating them, that’s Mucophagy. Very similar names to Trichotillomania and Trichophagia. You can tell I did some research huh? Well […]
Do You Eat Your Hair? This Isn’t a New Protein Based Diet
It took me awhile to even realize that I had Trichotillomania at first, I mean years and years went by. The signs have always been there, since I was just child, but I didn’t even know to look for signs? What little kid is out looking for signs anyway? Clearly my mom didn’t either or […]
Is There a Connection Between Trichotillomania and Thumbsucking?
I am a Hair Puller and Thumb Sucker Another little dirty habit I have is sucking my thumb. That’s a picture of me sucking my thumb while pulling my hair (talented, I know). I have been sucking my thumb and pulling my hair together so long that I don’t even remember which came first? As […]