body focused repetitive behaviors
'Are You Bald By Choice?'
I was Sam, the badass dyke with the shaved head. What people didn’t see was the physical anguish that prompted me to pick up the clippers in the first place.
The Mental and Social Consequences of Compulsive Hair-Pulling
Echoing the experiences of many, a man in his late 20s described middle school as “absolute hell” because kids perceived him as “the weird kid with missing eyelashes."
Asking for a friend
Your Compulsive Nail Biting Might Mean You're a Perfectionist
Still, stop. It's like licking every surface you touch.
What's Freaking Me Out
Why Biting Your Nails and Picking Scabs Feels Weirdly Satisfying
These behaviors are all natural—to an extent.