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Is there a correlation between nosepicking and psycholsis?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Nose Picking

Research studies indicate that at least 90% of adults do pick their noses, and in most it's "just a habit.
" there are some, though, in whom the behavior becomes compulsive, extremely time consuming and even physically injurious -- meriting the name "rhinotillexomania." many of the people whose nose-picking becomes physically dangerous (nosebleeds, infections, even self-mutilation) are psychotic.

In brief: Nose Picking

Research studies indicate that at least 90% of adults do pick their noses, and in most it's "just a habit.
" there are some, though, in whom the behavior becomes compulsive, extremely time consuming and even physically injurious -- meriting the name "rhinotillexomania." many of the people whose nose-picking becomes physically dangerous (nosebleeds, infections, even self-mutilation) are psychotic.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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