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I bite my knuckles/finger joints all the time due to stress. How do I stop/heal my skin?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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In brief: Possibly a BFRB?

This sounds like a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting.
Bfrbs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin. Bfrbs can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments are available. A clinical psychologist who specializes in bfrbs can help.

In brief: Possibly a BFRB?

This sounds like a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting.
Bfrbs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin. Bfrbs can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments are available. A clinical psychologist who specializes in bfrbs can help.
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