Saturday, October 3, 2015

BFRB awareness week

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Oct 1-7th  is BFRB awareness week

Jillian is my beautiful three year old girl, she pulls her hair out and eats it and has since she was a baby. We shave her head to protect her from forming a hair ball since humans don't digest hair. It can cause intestinal blockage and can require emergency surgery.
Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) is an umbrella name for impulse control behaviors involving compulsively damaging one's physical appearance or causing physical injury.
The main BFRB disorders are:

Trichotillomania, compulsive hair pulling (what Jill has along with trichophagia)
Onychophagia, compulsive nail biting
and Excoriation disorder, compulsive skin picking

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