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This weeks topic is all about Repetitive Body Focused Behaviors (RBFBs). RBFBs are related to self-grooming, anxiety management and/or sensory stimulation.    The most common BFRBs are trichotillomania (hair pulling, eyelashes), dermatillomania (skin picking), onychophagia (nail biting), dermatophagia (skin biting), teeth grinding (bruxism), tongue biting (morsicatio linguarum). They are complex conditions that cause people to repeatedly touch their hair and body in ways that result in physical damage.    Learn why:

  • It’s so hard to stop these behaviors
  • These behaviors normally begin
  • ADHD predisposes us to RBFBs
  • Perfectionism may play a role in RBFBs
  • ADHD medication may make RBFBs worse
  • RBFBs may elevate our dopamine levels
  Learn what:
  • Condition RBFBB is normally associated with
  • Percent of the members of our FB group have RBFB. It’s very surprising
  • Members say about their own RBFBs
  • You can do to stop or at a minimum lessen these RBFBs?
  • Amino acid supplement may help
  • Workarounds have made a difference to our members
  Resources: https://www.additudemag.com/body-focused-repetitive-behaviors-adhd-depression-anxiety/   https://adhdsupporttalk.com/2018/03/05/body-focused-repetitive-behaviors-anxiety-and-adhd/   https://healthypsych.com/body-focused-repetitive-behaviors-bfrbs/   https://adhdsupporttalk.com/2018/03/05/body-focused-repetitive-behaviors-anxiety-and-adhd/

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