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Come Share Pictures That Show Your Experience Living With A Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

If you deal with trichotillomania, dermatillomania, or another body-focused repetitive behavior, we want to hear from you.

Dealing with a body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) like compulsive hair-pulling, nail-biting, or skin-picking can be exhausting and frustrating, to say the least.

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"Body-focused repetitive behavior" (BFRB) is a general term for any disorder that makes someone touch their hair and body in ways that result in physical damage — like bald patches, skin discoloration, bleeding, or scarring. Trichotillomania (hair-pulling disorder), compulsive nail-biting, and dermatillomania (skin-picking disorder) are three common BFRBs.

So if you deal with one or more of these compulsions, we'd love to see photos that highlight what it's like to help spread awareness.

Yes, you can share photos of the physical damage you endure, but we'd also like to see other ways it impacts your life.

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Maybe you want to show all the products you've tried in an attempt to keep picking, pulling, or biting compulsions at bay day-to-day.

Or maybe you've adapted your style to cover up bald patches, scars, or other marks.

Maybe you've picked up a new hobby as a coping mechanism and have something fun to show for it.

Or maybe it's something else entirely. Whatever you choose to share to represent your experience, submit it via the dropbox below and it could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed post.

And make sure to tell us a little bit about the picture and your BFRB, too!