Body focused repetitive disorders (trichotillomania & excoriation)

What are body focused repetitive disorders? Body focused repetitive disorders are within the family of obsessive-compulsive disorders; these compulsions involve damage to one’s own physical appearance, and typically are a result of stress, anxiety, or boredom. Subscribe – More videos – Support us on Patreon –

Trichotillomania involves compulsive hair pulling, whereas excoriation is skin picking. This video covers the diagnostic criteria for body focused repetitive disorders, signs and symptoms, and treatment.

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