BFRBs include trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) and dermatillomania (skin picking disorder), as well as nail biting, nail picking, cheek biting, etc. As many as 1 in 20 people have a BFRB, but they can be dismissed as “bad habits.” While BFRBs share some symptoms with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), they’re not the same.
- The TLC Foundation for Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors: https://www.bfrb.org/
- Picking Me Foundation (#PickingMe over Skin Picking): https://pickingme.org/
- The Hair Pulling “Habit” and You: How to Solve the Trichotillomania Puzzle (by Ruth Goldfinger Golomb and Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek)
- A Parent Guide to Hair Pulling Disorder: Effective Parenting Strategies for Children with Trichotillomania (by Suzanne Mouton-Odum and Ruth Goldfinger Golomb)
- Overcoming Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors: A Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking (by Charles Mansueto, Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek, and Ruth Goldfinger Golomb)
- Atlanta BFRB Peer Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/atlantabfrbgroup
- TLC Online Support Group Calendar: https://www.bfrb.org/find-help-support/online-group-calendar