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Live Webinar on January 26: Nail Biting! Skin Picking! Hair Pulling! Understanding Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors with ADHD

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Not available January 26? Don’t worry. Register now and we’ll send you the replay link to watch at your convenience.A common (but rarely discussed) comorbid diagnosis related to ADHD is body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB), with symptoms ranging from nail biting to hair pulling to cheek biting that children and adults can’t control.These behaviors are often chronic, and individuals with BFRBs report feeling pleasure and/or pain from these habits.

Although many people with BFRBs want to stop these behaviors, they feel compelled to perform them. Many sufferers are not even aware that they are biting their nails or picking their skin.The first step is accepting awareness and a diagnosis.

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