Nail Biters Now Are Officially Diagnosed As OCD

The American Psychiatric Association is now classifying nail biting in the same category as obsessive compulsive disorder. Uh oh.

According to NPR, the upcoming edition of the the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will put “pathological grooming” in the same category as obsessive compulsive disorder. Pathological grooming includes nail biting, hair pulling, and skin picking.

Previously, these were in a category called “not otherwise classified”. The new proposal puts obsessive grooming in the same category of obsessive compulsive behavior along with other things like hoarding and body dysmorphia disorders.

Bad news for me, since I’ve always had some sort of nervous habit that I thought was perfectly normal.

2. I’m a cuticle biter (ew)

My actual gross middle finger (please excuse chipped nail polish).

3. I used to suck my hair

[Not a photo of me]

One time this mean girl in kindergarten asked me why I did it, and I lied and said my hair tasted like apple juice, THAT’S WHY.

4. What kind of bad habits do you have?

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Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about the intersection of tech and web culture.
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